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Danish Football Association Wants Special Court To Deal With Corruption In Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 27 / 15

The Danish FA (DBU) "has called on the country's government to set up a special court and increase resources to investigators to deal with match-fixing and other forms of corruption in sport," according to Philip O'Connor of REUTERS. Culture Minister Marianne Jelved presented a bill to the Danish pa...

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FFA To Sell Western Sydney In June

Football Federation Australia will "start the next financial year banking a multi-million-dollar windfall," with the sale of A-League Western Sydney Wanderers set to be "formally announced on June 30," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The "long-awaited deal" will see ownershi ...

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Ukrainian Basketball Club Quits League

The basketball club Donetsk, based in the Russian-speaking eastern part of Ukraine, has pulled out of the VTB United League as the economic and political situation in the country deteriorates against the backdrop of escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea. The league's directorate ...

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Chelsea Not Going On Summer Tour In '14

Chelsea "will not go on a lucrative tour this summer to ensure their squad avoid burn-out next season," according to Simon Johnson of the London EVENING STANDARD. With a shorter close season due to the World Cup, Chelsea has "decided to play a series of one-off games in Europe instead." Trips to Nor ...

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Koukash's Wife Bids To Buy Bradford

Super League rugby side Salford Red Devils Owner Marwan Koukash claimed that "a bid by his wife Mandy to buy Bradford Bulls is a serious one and insists there would be no conflict of interests if she is successful," according to the PA. Just more than a year since rescuing Salford with a view to tra ...

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Ganguly, Kahn Battle For Kolkata Team

Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly met with All India Football Federation Chief Praful Patel "to express his desire" to own the Indian Super League's Kolkata franchise, according to Debasish Datta of MID-DAY. Including Kolkata, "bids have already been invited" for nine cities including Bang ...

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Cellino 'Humiliated" During Leeds Takeover

Prospective League Championship Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino said that "he has felt 'humiliated' during his protracted takeover after bankrolling the club for the last two months," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. Cellino confirmed that "he has paid the club's wages and funded ...

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Frankfurt Offers Racecourse To DFB

The Niederrad horse racecourse in Frankfurt "is about to close down," according to HR ONLINE. The racecourse "is expected to host its final races" in '15. However, the city "has already come up with a new purpose for the area and made an offer to the German Football Federation (DFB)." The DFB "has b ...

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Valencia Denies Neglecting Info Requests

Valencia's Administrative Council released a statement regarding recent reports related to the club's upcoming sale . The statement said, "Valencia FC wishes to clarify the following points: We roundly deny that Valencia FC has neglected, in any way, any request for information in the process of th ...

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Franchise Notes

Atletico Paranaense, the Brazilian club whose stadium was threatened with expulsion from the World Cup because it was behind schedule, has "denied that money for construction work was diverted to pay for a player" ( REUTERS, 3/12 ). ... A colorful skyline and hundreds of kites "soaring across va ...

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Barça Offers Prosecutors A Deal

Barcelona "wants to close the case against the club over suspected fraud in the signing of Neymar as soon as possible," according to Fernando J. Pérez of EL PAIS. Legal sources indicated that Barcelona "expressed its willingness to reach an agreement in which it would admit to defrauding th ...

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