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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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Pep Guardiola In At Bayern Munich

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach for three years starting July 1. The club's current head coach Jupp Heynckes has decided to retire when his current contract expires on June 30. Heynckes, who had already indicated to Bayern Chair Karl-Heinz Rummenigge prior t ...

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01/17/13
FIFA To Hold Confederations Cup Lottery

FIFA revealed that it was "forced to hold a lottery" for the allocation of Confederations Cup tickets due to overwhelming demand, according to Michael Place of XINHUA. The first phase of ticket sales for the June 15-30 tournament in Brazil closed on Tuesday with 399,525 ticket requests from 78 diffe ...

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01/17/13
FA Holds 150th Anniversary Celebrations

FA Chair David Bernstein said the organization will remain at the heart of the game in years to come despite "occasional frustrations" such as World Cup bid failures, according to the PA. Bernstein, speaking at the launch of the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations at London's Connaught Rooms, "also ...

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01/17/13
Dalian Shide Makes Registration For CSL

Eight-time Chinese Super League champion Dalian Shide has to register for next season in order to keep its name in the league "despite financial problems following a failed acquisition," according to Gong Bing of XINHUA. Shide, "once the most accomplished club" in China's top football league, had no ...

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01/17/13
Football Notes

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed the June 2 friendly against England at the Maracanã. The game will mark the re-inauguration of the stadium and the 150 anniversary of the FA ( CBF ). ... Brazil will also play Russia in a friendly at Stamford Bridge on March 25 ( RT-SP ...

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01/16/13
Scotland Chooses Strachan As Coach

Gordon Strachan has been named the new Scotland national team manager following November's dismissal of Craig Levein. Strachan, 55, takes the job having been out of work since leaving Middlesbrough FC in Oct. '10. Strachan is a former ManU and Leeds United midfielder, who lifted the European Cup Win ...

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01/16/13
Barça: Man City Tried To Lure Players

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell claimed that Man City "has tried to lure a number of people to the Etihad Stadium from the Nou Camp," according to Andy James of the London DAILY MAIL. Rosell said that the Premier League champions have "not only tried to sign players from all levels of the club's s ...

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01/16/13
VfL Wolfsburg Pays $2.63M Per Point

Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg has the highest payroll in the Bundesliga, however, the team's high price tag does not translate into victories, according Marco Plein of FOCUS. German news magazine Focus "compiled a list that shows how much money a club has spent per point ahead of the start of the se ...

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01/15/13
Top Clubs Put FFP Demands In Writing

Four of the leading top-flight English clubs "have put into writing their demand" for UEFA's full Financial Fair Play rules to be brought in to the Premier League, according to the PA. A letter from Arsenal, Tottenham, ManU and Liverpool to the league CEO Richard Scudamore "calls for full spending c ...

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01/15/13
German Bundesliga, A Role Model League

While several European leagues are "continuing to lurch towards disaster, with shrinking attendances and growing ticket prices and debts, the German Bundesliga continues to provide the model for the future," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The league "is reaping the benefits of a youth train ...

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