We have always been strongly opposed to anything that would threaten the separate identities of the British football associations and that has not and will not change. The present set-up has been around, in our case, since 1873 and we have separate privileges within FIFA and UEFA. From a football perspective, that is more important than participation in an Olympic Games.
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Zero tolerance is exactly what we practise and a three-match ban on top of an automatic one-game suspension is a clear sign that this kind of behaviour is not tolerated. That's why we introduced a five-match guideline for physical assault of an official, but we did not consider this to be in that category.
It's more than just a phone selling into the marketplace. In many of these countries, we don't have very sophisticated logistics systems, obviously, and when we were awarded the tender, there were a number of criteria that were met. It wasn't just based on price -- logistics, capability of service of the phone in the marketplace.