Football reforms: Scrapping 45-minute half to be debated at Ifab

A proposal to scrap 45-minute halves is to be looked at by football’s lawmakers to deter time-wasting. Instead, there could be two periods of 30 minutes with the clock stopped whenever the ball goes out of play. Lawmaking body the International Football Association Board (Ifab) says matches only see about 60 minutes of “effective playing…

Agent fees: FA and Fifa want issue debated following Pogba deal allegations

Manchester United are within their rights to pay agents multi-million pound sums as part of transfers, FA chairman Greg Clarke has said – but the sport needs a debate about the issue. Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has called for more transparency around transfers. World football’s governing body is looking into Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer from…