Football League to Give Verdict for Briatore, Qadbak

English football and Formula One seem to have more in common than one could see at first glance. Yes, we know we've told you about the FIFA World Cup Final in 2010 and the British Grand Prix being scheduled at the same time next year, but now it's about more serious business.

It seems the Football League's board of directors will today issue an official response regarding Flavio Briatore's future commitment with Queens Park Rangers. The 59-year old Italian is co-owner of the aforementioned club since 2005, alongside F1 supremo and friend Bernie Ecclestone, but his recent involvement in the crash-gate may enforce a lifetime ban from English football also.

Briatore was found guilty of race fixing during the now famous 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, when he told one of his drivers (Nelson Piquet Jr.) to deliberately crash out of the race in order for Fernando Alonso to advance in the classification.

It seems the Football League has taken the matter very seriously, as it says in the English body's rule book that a person found guilty of sporting misconduct or criminal acts will not be allowed to own a divisional football club. Under the circumstances, the British officials have already requested the Renault dossier from the FIA and are expected to give their own verdict on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Football League will evaluate the involvement of Qadbak company in the ownership of English football club Notts County. The Swiss company, believed to be a consortium of unconfirmed Middle Eastern and European families, is to be scrutinized because of its mysterious owners.
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