Football - Dyke's FA appointment ratified

Greg Dyke's appointment as new independent chairman of the Football Association has been ratified by the organisation's council.

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Greg Dyke, pictured, will succeed David Bernstein as FA chairman in July

Dyke, 65, will succeed David Bernstein on July 13, who is leaving the post after two-and-a-half years due to reaching the age limit of 70.

Dyke said: "I'm flattered that the FA council has unanimously supported my appointment as chairman of the FA and I am looking forward to taking up the role in July.

"I will be outlining my priorities for the future of the FA in due course."

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