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Indian Super League High On Ambition, Faces Skepticism Ahead Of Kickoff

04 / 23 / 14

The Indian Super League's backers "include some of the biggest names in Indian sport, business and Bollywood," according to the AFP. But the ISL, "which promises to lure a galaxy of former stars out of retirement, is already facing scepticism and even downright hostility from within the game some fi...

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Stockport County: No Money Issues

English fifth-tier football club Stockport County VP Spencer Fearn insists that "the future is bright despite rumours the club" had a £1.5M ($2.3M) debt, according to  Gavin Browne of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. With total losses of that scale in the last two years, the Hatters "have be ...

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02/21/13
Football Notes

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has ruled out the possibility of playing the Supercopa in China after a meeting at its headquarters in Madrid on Wednesday ( SPORT, 2/20 ). ... The Seleção will play Chile in a friendly on April 24. The game will be played at the Mineirã ...

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02/20/13
China Football Penalties 'Inadequate'

Penalties handed out on Monday by China's top football body to individuals and clubs involved in the country's largest match-fixing scandal "were slammed as inadequate by commentators," according to Tang Zhe of the CHINA DAILY. After a three-year investigation, the Chinese FA issued lifetime bans fo ...

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02/20/13
Neil Lennon Looks To SFA For Help

Scottish Premier League Celtic Manager Neil Lennon insists he will not be "fobbed off by UEFA and will enlist the help" of the Scottish FA to fight his case against the Juventus grapplers, according to Craig Swan of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Lennon is "determined to get a response" from European fo ...

Tags: United Kingdom, International Football

02/19/13
CFA Bans Former Bosses, Players For Life

The Chinese football body on Monday "banned two former football chiefs for life and meted out heavy punishments on match-fixing clubs, concluding a three-year-long drive to clean up" Chinese football, according to Jianjie & Bing of XINHUA. Former Chinese football administration heads Xie Yalong ...

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02/19/13
Police Believe Whyte Committed Crime

Police believe that "a crime was committed" during former club Owner Craig Whyte’s takeover of Scottish Third Division side Rangers, according to Keith McLeod of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Strathclyde officers "have been looking into the deal since June" and are close to "concluding their inve ...

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02/19/13
Report: SPL Ticket Prices Reamin High

Scottish Premier League football "is still the most expensive show in town at a time when even the game’s European rulers are slashing ticket prices," according to Jack Mathieson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. UEFA has "cut the cost of the cheapest briefs for the Champions League final at Wembl ...

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02/19/13
Gazprom CEO Pushes Regional League

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02/19/13
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Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua "will take its battle against star striker Didier Drogba's move to Turkish side Galatasaray to football's governing body FIFA this week." A club lawyer said, "We now have evidence, which we believe will give Shenhua a 99% chance of winning a lawsuit at FIFA ...

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02/18/13
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