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FA Urges FIFA to Investigate Israeli Agent Zahavi
The Guardian, September 27th, 2006 4:43PM

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Following the unprecedented punishment of Ashley Cole's agent Jonathan Barnett by England's Football Association, the FA is now urging FIFA and the Israeli Football Association to punish Pini Zahavi, the other agent who was present at the infamous London hotel gathering in which Cole illegally talked with Chelsea officials. Zahavi wasn't punished by the English FA because as an Israeli agent he doesn't fall under FA jurisdiction. Barnett's punishment was harsh: he was fined $190,000 and banned from practicing as an agent for 18 months. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, Cole and Chelsea FC were all also fined for the incident. Zahavi will remain unpunished unless FIFA or the Israeli FA intervenes. However, it's unlikely the Israeli FA will be willing to challenge the powerful Zahavi, whose illustrious client list includes Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand. As independent agent, he's made his considerable fortune facilitating the transfer of big-name players like Ferdinand to clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea. So now the FA is writing to FIFA in the hope that they will do something. Said FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren, "Zahavi is a licensed agent and if FIFA were asked to look into the matter by the FA, we would do so." Read the original story...


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