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England's faith in protocol was rewarded, now UEFA must get tough

The triggering of the three-step protocol following abuse of England's black players underlines the challenges football faces in eradicating racism.

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Hislop applauds handling of racism in Bulgaria vs. England

Shaka Hislop praises how players and officials dealt with racist incidents during England's win over Bulgaria.

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Man United ready to splash the cash in January

Gab Marcotti identifies areas of Manchester United's squad that need strengthening in January.

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