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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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New Campaign Features Lionel Messi

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Match Exec Arrest In Brazil Ticket Bust

Police in Rio de Janeiro on Monday arrested Swiss hospitality and ticketing company Match Services CEO Ray Whelan "in connection with an ongoing investigation over VIP ticket scalping at the World Cup," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Whelan "was arrested at the city's beachfront Copacabana ...

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Not Much Football Left In Brasilia

Brasilia "has been one of the focal points of the World Cup," but there "will not be much football for the country's capital to look forward when the tournament leaves town following the third place match on Saturday," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. When the Brazilian championship re-starts ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

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Brazil World Cup Legacy Dissected

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07/07/14
World Cup Ads Raise Questions

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Ticketing Scandal Rocks World Cup

An "illegal ticketing scandal rocked the World Cup," according to Rod Woollard of the AFP. Police probing an int'l scalping syndicate said that "thousands of illegally sold tickets worth millions of dollars were believed to have originated from a FIFA individual." Rio de Janeiro Police Commissioner ...

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07/04/14
Webb Discusses FIFA Racism Disconnect

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