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SBD Global/October 11, 2012/International Football

Football Notes: Dutch Club Causes Row By Charging More For Man City Game

Dutch Eredivisie club Ajax Amsterdam is "charging fans more" to watch Manchester City than it did at last week's match with Real Madrid. Man City fans are being asked "to shell out an eye-watering €80 ($103)" for the Oct. 24 match, which is €15 ($19) more than Real Madrid fans paid. Blues supporters believe that "the hike is part of a cynical ploy by their opponents to cash in with the thousands expected to make the trip across the North Sea" (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 10/10). ... Italy's national police chief Antonio Manganelli has warned that "more football match-fixing is about to be revealed, with the country's favourite sport already reeling from scandal." Speaking alongside Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble at a meeting of foreign media, Manganelli said, "Some illicit behaviour has already been uncovered to remarkable effect" (AAP, 10/10).
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