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SBD Global/July 26, 2012/International Football

Everton, Galatasaray Sued After Canceling Play In Indonesia's Java Cup

The organizers behind Indonesia's inaugural Java Cup revealed they will sue English football club Everton and Turkey's Galatasaray after the teams withdrew from the tournament, according to the AFP. Tournament lawyer Patrick Mbyaya said, "(The) consequences of the cancellation for Everton is (they) pay back all the damages." Mbyaya added, "We will also contact the England Football Association to give disciplinary (sanctions) to Everton. If they refuse to pay back, we'll take this to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (in Switzerland)." Organizers "showed to reporters a letter dated July 25" from EPL Chair David Richards as the "first official notification" that the club would not play in the tournament. The letter read: "Both Everton and the Barclays Premier League deeply regret that their involvement in the competition in Jakarta will not be possible" (AFP, 7/25).
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