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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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01/30/13
UEFA To Market Women's Football

The marketing of women's football by national associations was the focus of a workshop in The Hague, Netherlands, held under the auspices of the UEFA Women's Football Development Programme. Within its Women's Football Development Programme, UEFA has answered a number of requests by national associat ...

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01/30/13
Football Notes

Each Ghana football player who qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals received $35,000 ( AFP, 1/29 ). ... The Scottish Premier League Trust has been announced as the latest beneficiary of the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away program. The £214,500 ($337,000) grant wil ...

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01/29/13
Bulgaria Consideres Euro 2020 Host Bid

Bulgarian Football Union President Borislav Mihaylov said that he will meet with PM Boiko Borisov "to discuss a possible bid to host a Euro 2020 match," according to Angel Krasimirov of REUTERS. Mihaylov, who is also a UEFA Exec Committee member, said: "In general, all games must be played at 50,000 ...

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01/29/13
Egypt's Premier League To Begin On Time

Egypt's Premier League will "begin as scheduled" on Saturday after last weekend's verdict, according to AHRAM. All Egyptian domestic football activities have been suspended since February when 71 Ahly fans were killed and hundreds injured in Port Said stadium. Egypt FA board member Mahmoud El-Shamy ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

01/28/13
Israeli FC Fans Protest Muslim Players

The plans of Beitar Jerusalem, an Israeli football club "notorious for the anti-Arab chants of its fans," to recruit two Muslim players has led to fan protests in the stands, according to Ori Lewis of REUTERS. At a Israeli Premier League game on Saturday, Beitar supporters held a banner reading "Bei ...

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01/28/13
Death Toll Rises In Wake Of Egypt Riots

The conviction of 21 people responsible for last year's mass football riot in Port Said, Egypt prompted clashes to flare anew in the "turbulent" city on Sunday, "killing at least three more people as a mass funeral was held for most of the 37 people who died during intense riots in the city a day ea ...

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01/25/13
Euro 2020 Cities Must Have Two Airports

UEFA is expected to require Euro 2020 cities to have two airports, which is "likely to be something of a headache" for Cardiff’s backers, according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. Instead of taking place in one or two countries, Euro 2020 will be spread across the continent, leaving UEFA "anxiou ...

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01/25/13
FA Chief: Hazard Wrong To Kick Ballboy

FA Chair Gordon Taylor said Chelsea player Eden Hazard should not have "taken the law into his own hands" when he allegedly kicked a Swansea ballboy Wednesday while trying to retrieve the ball, according to Frank Keogh of the BBC. Hazard was ejected for violent conduct during the Capital One Cup sem ...

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01/25/13
Group Calls For Cap On Away Tickets

The U.K.'s largest supporters group "is launching a campaign to cap the price of away tickets" at £20 ($31.60), according to the BBC. Rival fans "are being urged to join forces to back the Football Supporters' Federation's Twenty's Plenty drive." The FSF "fears that growing ticket prices will ...

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01/25/13
Football Notes

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness told club board members that soon-to-be coach Pep Guardiola would have €278M ($371M) at his disposal to recruit players ( L'EQUIPE, 1/24 ). ... After hooligans "forced a Bundesliga game to be delayed by throwing lit flares," Germany national team coach Joac ...

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