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Regulator for English football given backing by government

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LONDON (AP) — The creation of an independent regulator for English football has been given initial backing by the government in a move intended to safeguard the future of clubs by providing financial oversight and assessing the suitability of potential owners. The announcement by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries followed the publication of a review of football governance. The review was commissioned following the ill-fated attempt by six leading Premier League clubs to launch a European Super League. The review cecommended the granting of “golden share” of veto powers to supporters’ groups on key issues such as clubs attempting to enter breakaway competitions.

The Associated Press

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