Quote of the Day

"Football without a crowd is like a concert without sound."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter on his opposition to closing stadiums as punishment for fans' racist behavior. (PA, 4/17)
Friday April 18, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 218 Print This Issue

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  • Open For Discussion

    Sepp Blatter said a points deduction could be an alternative punishment.

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed punishing fans' racist behavior by closing stadiums is "extremely dubious" and "unduly excessive," according to the PA. Blatter said that sporting sanctions such as points deductions that "cause real hurt to" clubs are a better punishment than closing part or all of a stadium for matches. But Blatter, in his column in FIFA Weekly, said that while he wants "drastic and severe" sanctions for racism, "football without a crowd is like a concert without sound."

  • Home Improvement

    Liverpool signs terms for proposed $437M regeneration of the Anfield area.

  • Building The Foundation

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  • Ticket Scrum

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  • Sponsorship Explosion

    A host of IPL teams announce new sponsorship deals as IPL-7 kicks off.

  • Change Of Heart

    Crimea's FC Sevastopol makes U-turn, wants to remain in Ukrainian league.

  • Unwilling Host

    Vietnam backs out as host of 2019 Asian Games citing lack of preparedness.

  • Galloping Gains

    U.K.'s Jockey Club announces record profit increase of 11% in 2013.

  • Hangin' With ...

    River Plate media exec Matías Baretta talks about attracting fans globally.

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