One of the most powerful positions

  • FIFA statutes state that "each member association shall manage its affairs independently and without undue influence from third parties".The decision to suspend Shojaie and Hajsafi had been announced by Iran's deputy sports minister Mohammad Reza Davarzani on state nexon games."Hajsafi and Shojaie have no place in Iran´s national football team anymore ... they crossed Iran's red line," he said.

     

    The two played in the home leg of the fixture but refused to play in the away leg in Israel, despite facing "pressure" and "financial fines" from their club, the sports ministry said. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Andrew Bolton) Rummenigge stands down as European Club Association boss | Daily Mail Online.

     

    One of the most powerful positions in club football has become available after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has announced he will not run for re-election as the chairman of the European Club Association.The former Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Germany striker has chaired the ECA since it replaced the G-14 group of Europe's biggest clubs in 2008. Still chairman.

     

    Bayern, the 61-year-old has helped the ECA grow to Maplestory 2 Mesos 220 member clubs from 53 associations.In a statement, Rummenigge said: 'Following intense, successful and good years, I believe the time has come to pass on the responsibility. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will not run for re-election as the European Club Association boss.