Keir Radnedge

Keir Radnedge is the author of 33 sports books, encyclopaedias, biographies, statistics, quizzes etc.; Film/video/dvd scripts from the World Cup to Maradona to other main issues. He is also a broadcaster, carrying out analysis on TV (BBC, CNN, Sky, Al-Jazeera etc.). He has appeared worldwide on the radio, sports websites, magazines and in national/daily newspapers. He is also a conference moderator, operates a sponsor consultancy, publication aggregation and more… He is also Chairman of the Football Commission of AIPS, the international sports journalists' association.

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Features 31/08/2021

Dutch anti-doping agency may be declared non-compliant

A quirk in Dutch law means its national anti-doping organisation (Doping Autoriteit) may be declared non compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code at a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee meeting on 14 September. In November 2020, WADA carried out an audit of the Doping Autoriteit and found that...

26/05/2021

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus hit by UEFA action over Super League plot

European federation UEFA, as it promised, has opened disciplinary action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their involvement in the Super League fiasco. The particular problem for UEFA is that the three clubs have not formally confirmed a withdrawal from the breakaway project, unlike the other nine founder members....

13/05/2021

European Court is asked to rule on UEFA powers in Super League case

In a move which risks exploding international football governance, the Spanish judge who had barred FIFA and UEFA from challenging the creation of the Super League, has referred the case to the European Court of Justice. Manuel Ruiz de Lara, head of the Mercantile Court 17 of Madrid, is seeking...

27/04/2021

UEFA investigates Ibrahimovic links to Maltese betting company

Veteran Milan and Sweden centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the subject of a UEFA investigation for ‘having an alleged financial interest in a betting company’. Two weeks ago reports emerged in Sweden that the 39-year-old could be facing a three-year ban – which would effectively end his career – for...

26/02/2021

Suicide of ex-US gymnastics coach after being notified of sex crime charges

John Geddart, a high-profile former United States gymnastics coach, has committed suicide after learning that he was to face multiple charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. Police found the body of the 63-year-old, a colleague of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar, only hours after he was charged with two dozen...

09/08/2020

FIFA reform guru Pieth says world federation is ‘panicking’ over its legal tangles

FIFA has been accused of “panicking” by undertaking a second war of words in a week, this time over a media report about events long before Gianni Infantino was elected to the presidency. Last Monday Alasdair Bell, the world football federation’s Deputy Secretary General, summoned a video press conference in...

31/07/2020

Ashley must seek new buyer after Saudis’ Newcastle bid falls through

The Saudi Arabian bid to buy English Premier League (EPL) club Newcastle United from businessman Mike Ashley has been scrapped. Officially the bid had been frozen for the past three months while League officials awaited clarification on the precise chain of responsibility proposed by the Saudi sovereign investment fund PIF,...

07/07/2020

Colombia football bosses plus FIFA Council member fined $4.6m for World Cup tickets scam

The Colombian football federation and 17 senior executives including FIFA Council member Ramón Jesurún have been fined US$4.6 million for a World Cup tickets rip-off. An investigation by the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) – the country’s business regulator – took more than two years to bring a verdict against...

09/04/2020

TV executives deny latest round of FIFAGate corruption charges

Two former 21st Century Fox television executives and a South American sports marketing company have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in New York in the long-running FIFAGate corruption scandal. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, and Urugauay-based Full Play Group regstered their pleas to crimes including wire fraud and money...

16/06/2019

Jack Warner fails in latest bid to defy FIFAGate extradition to the United States

Jack Warner, one of the most infamous of the FIFAGate targets of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), has lost the latest stage in his bid to avoid extradition from Trinidad & Tobago. Warner, a former FIFA Vice President and President of the Central and North American Confederation (CONCACAF),...

News 15/05/2019

Legal tangle heading for extra time as financial fair play cloud rains on City parade

A protracted legal battle is likely if newly re-crowned English title winner Manchester City is suspended from European club competition for a year, as is a reported possibility. At the weekend, City became the first club in ten years to successfully retain the Premier League crown and it can make...

26/02/2019

Money-laundering trial of ex-Barcelona president Rosell starts in Madrid

The trial opens today in Madrid of former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, wife Marta Pineda and four other business associates accused of skimming off commissions from Brazilian national team television rights. Rosell and fellow accused Joan Besolí, his lawyer and close friend, have been held in prison for 641 days...

16/01/2019

Varnish loses fight for ‘employee status’ against UK Sport and British Cycling

Jess Varnish, cycling’s former European team sprint champion, has lost her employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport. The case had threatened to impact how UK Sport offers grants to British athletes in future, potentially forcing the body to introduce benefits and increased protection in the event of disputes...

21/09/2018

UEFA report highlights human rights gap between Turkey and Germany in Euro 2024 bid race

Fall-out from the selection of Russia and Qatar to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has exerted a significant effect on bidding for the 2024 European Championship. Germany and Turkey are the two contenders between whom the Executive Committee of European federation UEFA will decide in Nyon, near Geneva,...

News 19/04/2018

FIFA Council member Omari is detained in DR Congo football fraud investigation

Constant Omari Selemani, a member of the FIFA Council, senior figure in African football and President of the football association of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FECOFA), has been arrested along with three other senior officials in an embezzlement inquiry. Also arrested for questioning were Sports Ministry Secretary General Barthelemy...

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