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After scolding FIFA on ethics, English soccer stands accused

MANCHESTER, England (AP) When lecturing FIFA on ethics, English soccer leaders look like the moral arbiters of the game.

It's an attitude that gives the English Football Association little wiggle room when problems land on its own doorstep.

So once the England team manager's integrity was damaged by unguarded comments to undercover reporters about illegal transfer practices, while attempting to cash in on his prestigious job, Sam Allardyce's position was untenable. Allardyce's contract was terminated after 67 days and one game in charge.