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Glazer Family To Raise More Than $150M By Selling 8 Million Manchester United Shares

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

The Glazer family is selling about 5% of its holding in ManU, "taking advantage of the club’s rising share price" on the back of its £750M ($1.2B) kit supply deal with adidas, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ManU "will begin a roadshow next week" offering 8 million Class...

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Bundesliga Attendance Decreases

After years of increasing attendance numbers, the Bundesliga's positive trend "has come to halt during the current season," according to the DPA. With one remaining match weekend, "the Bundesliga's average attendance has been 42,421 per game." During the previous season, the league "set a new attend ...

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FIFA Considers Ban On Maracas

First, there was the vuvuzela, "South Africa's much-criticised World Cup trumpet whose dull blare annoyed millions of football fans," according to James Hider of the LONDON TIMES. Brazil's official musical instrument for the World Cup has run into problems, "being banned by police at a match on Sund ...

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Football Notes

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90% Of EPL Tickets Holders To Renew

A new survey said that one in 10 season ticket holders at Premier League clubs "will not renew for next season due to the cost," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. A Virgin Money Football Fans' Index research said that a further 22% of fans "have yet to decide whether they can afford to commit f ...

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Football: Saudi Arabi's Protest Platform

Football is emerging as a focal point of dissent in Saudi Arabia, which is "struggling to fend off the waves of change sweeping the Middle East and North Africa," according to James M. Dorsey of MIDDLE EAST ONLINE. Fan pressure "is evolving as a potent tool in the absence of the righ ...

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Big Decisions Loom For Levante President

La Liga Levante President Quico Catalán "has before him one of the most tense moments in the club's history," according to Miguel Ángel Rodríguez of MARCA. The first and most important issue is "what to do with the players implicated in the controversy unleashed after the game a ...

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Russia Publishes Report On '18 WC Prep

The Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee has published its 2012 Annual Report on its preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia . The key milestone in the report is the selection of the tournament's host cities that have enabled detailed planning to begin for the construction and developmen ...

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Kenya Seeks World Cup Qualifier Funding

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Uganda Disbands Rival Football Leagues

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