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SBD Global/May 24, 2013/International Football
Football Notes: ManU Refinances Debt To Cut Interest Costs By $15M A Year
Published May 24, 2013
BACK IN TIME: After the Argentine FA, "pushed by the national government," scheduled games for Buenos Aires clubs Boca Junior and River Plate to be played on Saturdays at 9:30pm to compete with Jorge Lanata's TV program, the Buenos Aires City Government decided Wednesday that "games of medium to high risk" will not be played after 8pm in Buenos Aires (CLARIN, 5/22). ... Turkish Cypriot football officials "insist that a landmark agreement aimed at unifying football on the politically divided island is not dead in the water," and that a further meeting with the Greek side will be held next month (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/23). ... The Vietnam Football Federation will postpone its seventh VFF Congress scheduled for June 5, with a new date to be set at a meeting of the exec board on June 11. The decision comes after the voting fraud scandal on May 15, "when the voting results to pick the finalists for election to the Board were found to not tally with the actual votes cast" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/23).