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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Scolari To Coach Brazil

Ten years after coaching Brazil to its fifth World Cup title, Luiz Felipe Scolari will return to coach the Seleção, according to Fernandez & Rizzo of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. Scolari "beat out" Brasileiro Fluminense coach Abel Braga for the position. The announcement will be made Thursda ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

Globo, Fox Look To Trade Rights

Brazilian broadcaster Globo confirmed that it is negotiating with Fox Sports a "trade in the rights that both possess," according to Franceschini, Castro and Konchinski of UOL. If the negotiations go well, Sportv will go back to airing the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sul-Americana, while Fox will ...

Tags: Brazil, Media

Brazilian Police Questions FIFA Member

Police briefly detained one of Brazilian football's most-powerful men on Monday after searching his home in what it said "was an investigation into criminal organisations practising extortion, corruption and financial crimes," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Brazilian Football Confederation ( ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

Ambev To Finance Stands For WC

In a partnership with the São Paulo government and Brasileiro club Corinthians, brewing company Ambev "will finance the temporary stands" for the Itaquerão stadium, according to Fabio Leite of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. With the partnership, Corinthians' stadium will go from 47,000 seats to 67 ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

Scolari Favorite For Brazil Job

The next head coach of the Brazilian national football team will be someone that has coached the Seleção in the past, "and it will not be a foreigner," according to Rizzo, Fernandez & Rangel of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. CBF President José Maria Marin and CBF VP Marco Polo del Nero ...

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Valcke Visits WC Stadiums

FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke visited the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, according to Felippe Costa of GLOBO ESPORTE. Valcke was informed that the stadium is now 80% finished. When he was asked if he was confident that the stadium would be finished on schedule he said ...

Tags: Brazil, Facilities, FIFA

World Cup Cities Show Flair In Posters

Posters have been released for each Brazil city that will host World Cup games in '14, according to Rik Sharma of the London DAILY MAIL. Each poster "features something which ties in with the history or the nature" of that city. The host cities are: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

São Paulo Mayor Wants GP To Stay

Newly elected São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad has promised that the city will not let the Brazilian Grand Prix move away from the Interlagos circuit, according to Bruno Gecys of IG. Haddad told reporters during Sunday's race the city was ready to make all the necessary investments. Haddad sai ...

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Poor Attendance For Rio Game

The Brasileiro rivalry game between Flamengo and Vasco "had its worst attendance in 10 years," according to Janir Júnior of GLOBO ESPORTE. Only 5,971 fans paid for tickets to the game between the two Rio de Janeiro rivals. Moments before the game kicked off on Saturday at 7:30pm local time, i ...

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Menezes Fired As Brazil Football Coach

Brazilian Football Federation President José Maria Marin has decided to let go of the entire coaching staff of the national team. The decision was made after a meeting with CBF Team Dir Andrés Sanchez. The new coaching staff will be announced during the month of January ( CBF ). LANCE ...

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