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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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Ferguson Accuses Spurs Of Manipulation

ManU Manager Alex Ferguson "has accused Tottenham Hotspur of manipulating the transfer market" to avoid paying ManU compensation for its former 20-year-old left-back Zeki Fryers, according to Tim Rich of the London INDEPENDENT. Ferguson suspects that Tottenham "deliberately encouraged Fryers to move ...

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Panathinaikos Abandoned By Prince

Saudi Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced Saturday that "he is abandoning plans to buy out financially-troubled" Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos, according to the AFP. Faisal said he made the move after the Athens team's shareholders rejected "a very comprehensiv ...

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SAFA Reinstates Suspended Officials

The South African FA has reinstated CEO Dennis Mumble and four other leading officials suspended over a match-fixing scandal involving the national team, saying that they were "improperly removed from office," according to Jon Herskovitz of REUTERS. SAFA "did not exonerate the group," which included ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

Football Notes

A survey by football magazine Four Four Two revealed that depression "affects large numbers of footballers in the English professional game." The survey found that 78% of 100 professionals surveyed "agreed depression is a problem for footballers." The survey also found 43% believe that there are "to ...

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Racist Chants Prompt AC Milan To Leave

Former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng "left the field in protest after suffering what his club AC Milan described as racist abuse during a friendly" on Thursday, according to Richard Arrowsmith of the London DAILY MIRROR. The game between Milan and fourth division Pro Patri ...

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North Korean Star Heads To K League

North Korean footballer Jong Tae-se, who has been on the national team for the past six years, "has agreed to play" for K League club Suwon Bluewings in South Korea, according to Moon Gwang-lip of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. He will transfer from Germany's 2nd Bundesliga club 1. FC Koln. His move mark ...

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Rudi Völler Calls For More Sunday Games

Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen Sport Dir Rudi Völler "is calling for a schedule change in favor of more Sunday matches to help the Bundesliga's Europa League participants," according to KICKER. Only on five matchweeks per season does the Bundesliga allow three Sunday games. The German Footbal ...

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Beckham's China Future Denied

Despite recent reports in English newspapers that David Beckham has been in talks with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua to make about $404,000 a week, a club insider revealed he is actually "unlikely" to be signed by the team, according to Daniel Ren of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The ...

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Egypt's Premier League Set To Resume

Egypt's national football league "will resume next month, a year after more than 70 fans were killed in clashes following a game in Port Said," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Following a meeting between the sports and interior ministers, the country's football governing body said on its webs ...

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Beckham In Talks With China Club

David Beckham "is in talks with a Chinese Super League club," and a contract with Shanghai Shenhua "would earn Becks £250,000 ($404,000) a week and £20M ($32.3M) in merchandising deals," according to Katie Hind of THE PEOPLE. The move is being "personally masterminded by TV's pop idol mo ...

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