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"For the next two years, I am Australian, so to speak."
-- Italian football player Alessandro Del Piero, who signed with Sydney FC for A$2M, the highest salary ever paid by an Aussie club. (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9/6)
Thursday September 6, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 62 Print This Issue

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  • On Top Down Under

    Alessandro Del Piero meets the press during a news conference in Turin, Italy.

    Italian Alessandro Del Piero has signed with A-League Sydney FC to become "the highest-paid footballer of any code to play in Australia," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The two-year, A$2M-a-season deal was confirmed when Del Piero "appeared at a press conference" beside Sydney CEO Tony Pignata in Turin's Principi Hotel. The club said that a deal "had been agreed last Friday, only for all parties to cool on that talk at the weekend, insisting there was more work to be done" before the contract was signed. The deal was finally completed around 8pm Wednesday night, Sydney time. Del Piero said, ''For the next two years, I am Australian, so to speak."

  • Joining The Pride

    Land Rover partners with British & Irish Lions' Australia tour '13.

  • Making A Pitch

    IMG set to distribute, market Russian football to international audience.

  • Staying On The Line

    German Football Federation extends deal with Deutsche Telekom.

  • Pay Raise In Order

    Barcelona hammering out a new contract to up Messi's salary.

  • Where's The Beef?

    Spanish government lifts six-year ban on televised bullfights.

  • Worth Its Weight

    Spanish internationals receive their weight in beer from sponsor Cruzcampo.

  • Sport Of Kings

    Racing NSW investing $30M in Australian horse racing tracks.

  • Short Changed

    Paralympic athletes get less than counterparts out of Royal Mail deal.

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