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Volume 7 No. 79
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Football Notes: Arsène Wenger Charged By FA Over Comments To Match Officials

Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger was charged by the FA over comments made to match officials after Sunday's 1-1 draw at West Brom. Wenger was "angry" after referee Mike Dean gave West Brom a last-minute penalty, which it scored. The 68-year-old's conduct in the match official's changing room was reportedly "abusive" (BBC, 1/3).

The Belgian FA (KBVB) proposed that Pro League side Kortrijk be fined €1,000 ($1,200) for its fans' racial abuse of Standard Liege's Uche Agbo in last week's game. The football authorities "were urged to take firm action after Agbo was subjected to monkey chants and pelted with beer as he made his way back to the dressing room after being sent off in the first half of the match on Dec. 27" (ESPN.com, 1/3).

Fans of the UAE national football team "will be offered free tickets to Kuwait" to support the team in the Arabian Gulf Cup final on Friday. Emirates airline will operate a special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend the game. The UAE will face Oman in the match (GULFNEWS, 1/3).