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SBD Global/October 29, 2013/International Football

Football Notes: Colombian Football Fan Killed In Fight Between Supporters Of Rival Clubs

A football fan in Colombia died during a fight between supporters of Colombian clubs Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín. This marked "the fifth football-related death in the country since September." The authorities "have not identified which team the deceased fan supported" (OLE, 10/28). ... An agreement with a seat supplier for the "Brazil 2014 World Cup stadium in Cuiaba has been reached, reducing the risk of missing December’s deadline" (ISPORTCONNECT, 10/28). ... Former Scottish League 1 Rangers Dir Dave King has "reiterated that he has not held discussions with the Scottish Football Association over the governing body's fit-and-proper person criteria, although he is confident he would pass the test." SFA CEO Stewart Regan said on Saturday that King's position "would only be considered if a formal request is made to accept his appointment to the Rangers board" (HERALD SCOTLAND, 10/28). ... Germany's sports court said on Monday that Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim last week, which was helped by a phantom goal, "will not be replayed despite the ball going in through a hole in the netting." In a decision which the court admitted may not be satisfactory to fans, "the Hoffenheim appeal was rejected because there was at no point a violation of the rules by the referee" (REUTERS, 10/28).
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