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FIFA panel to consider solidarity payments claim from DeAndre Yedlin's youth club

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FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) will consider a claim for solidarity payments involving Newcastle United and U.S. international defender DeAndre Yedlin on Oct. 25, according to a document obtained by ESPN FC.

A five-person panel is scheduled to render a decision as to whether Redmond, Washington-based youth club Crossfire Premier is owed solidarity payments related to Yedlin's transfer from the Seattle Sounders to Tottenham Hotspur, which took place in August of 2014. The reported transfer...

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez fined £60k for praising referee

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has been fined £60,000 ($78,576) after he praised a referee ahead of a Premier League game at Crystal Palace last month.

The FA said the Spaniard's comments during his Friday news conference before the Sept. 22 match at Selhurst Park had constituted "improper conduct and/or brought the game into disrepute."

FA rules bar managers from talking about specific referees before a game and Benitez had accepted the charge.

"I have a lot of confidence in Andre...