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Brazil Invites Colombia To Play Charity Match Benefiting Chapecoense

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

A Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesperson said that "Brazil has invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff" killed in the Medellín air crash, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Last we...

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Argentina Refs To Go On Strike

Argentina's top referees "have called a strike from Thursday to demand better security for officials at matches," jeopardizing the country's weekend football program, according to the AFP. The referees union (SADRA) called the strike after a referee "was attacked by players and supporters follo ...

Tags: International Football, South America

FA's Review To Be Led By Clive Sheldon

The FA announced that its review into child sexual abuse in football will be led by Clive Sheldon instead of Kate Gallafent "in the light of the increased scope of the review," according to Henry McDonald of the London GUARDIAN. The FA initially appointed Gallafent to "oversee an internal revie ...

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2022 World Cup Will 'Grow Game'

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) General Secretary Hassan al-Thawadi said that the country’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup "will be a catalyst for the global development of football," according to Abilash Nalapat of the GULF TIMES. At the Soccerex Asian Forum in Doha, a ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Match-Fixing Investigator Leaves FIFA

FIFA announced that the man who was leading its fight against match-fixing has "left his post," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA confirmed that former German Police Chief Ralf Mutschke, who had been its head of security for three-and-a-half years, had departed, "without giving any f ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Blatter Loses Appeal Of Six-Year FIFA Ban

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has "lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport" against his six-year ban from football, according to Matt McGeehan of the London INDEPENDENT. Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini were punished in Dec. '15 over a £1.3M "disloyal payment ...

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A-League Plans Expansion for '18-19

At least "two new teams are set to join" the A-League in '18-19, with A-League Head Greg O'Rourke confirming that the expansion blueprint "will be unveiled in February," according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. Meanwhile, a new A-League broadcast deal is "edging closer" with Thursday the dead ...

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Football Notes

Three ex-footballers who came forward to say they were sexually abused as children have called for the sport to back an independent trust that will " fight for justice ." The Offside Trust is fronted by former League Two side Crewe Alexandra players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, and ex-Man ...

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Bolivia Vows Action Over Plane Crash

Bolivian President Evo Morales "promised tough action over the airline crash" that killed most of Brasileiro side Chapecoense on Nov. 28, according to Leahy, Rossi & Schipani of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The deaths of the 71 people, who also included team officials and journalists, in the crash ...

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Football Notes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce its decision on former FIFA President Sepp Blatter 's appeal "against his six-year ban from football on Monday" at 2pm local time. The 80-year-old Swiss, who served as FIFA president from '98-15, is currently waiting for the CAS verdict after conte ...

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Cameroon Union Concerned With Contracts

The fact that two-thirds of Cameroon's local footballers "do not have a copy of their contract is a primary concern, says the head of the country's players' union," according to Piers Edwards of the BBC. Sixty-five percent of players in Cameroon "lack such a contract," the worst figure out of 54 nat ...

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