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Government orders changes in football

Government orders changes in football
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The government orders the Football Association to make changes in the way that it runs English football.

Football authorities have been given just over four months to implement changes in the way that the sport is run.

A deadline of Wednesday, February 29 2012 has been set for the Football Association to make significant changes to the current board and to introduce a new licensing system for the club game.

"[Football's] governance has failed to keep up with the modern game," said sports minister Hugh Robertson.

"I believe there are improvements that can be made.

"[But] I do not want government to run football, so this is an opportunity for the football family to work together to benefit the game in the long-term."

Failure to make the necessary alterations could result in government intervention.

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