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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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Minister: World Cup Venues To Be Ready

Brazil Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes said that Manaus, one of the 12 cities due to stage World Cup matches in Brazil in 18 months, "will be ready on time," despite fears expressed by FIFA, according to Mike Collett of  REUTERS. Fernandes said, "There is no threat whatsoever to any of th ...

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Kick It Out Slams FA, Top Clubs

Kick It Out Chair Herman Ouseley has "launched a damning attack" on the FA, the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool for a failure of "morality" and "leadership" over its handling of the racist abuse incidents by players John Terry and Luis Suárez, according to David Conn of the London GUARD ...

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Platini Firm On Goal-Line Technology

UEFA President Michel Platini has "reiterated his opposition to goal-line technology despite it being used by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup in Japan this week," according to Alex Bath of the LONDON TIMES. The former France int'l, who is favorite to take over from Sepp Blatter as FIFA ...

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SPL Celtic Facing Scheduling Conflict

Scottish Premier League club Celtic is "facing a fixture congestions headache" after the man in charge of arranging SPL fixtures said rearranging the club’s domestic fixtures could lead to a "nightmare," according to the SCOTSMAN. Celtic, which qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League ...

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Some Football Clubs Back Standing

Thirteen English league clubs "support re-introducing standing at football grounds," according to the BBC. The Football Supporters' Federation is "hoping to win the backing" of MPs for its plan for a small-scale trial with Premier League clubs. The Premier League has released a statement opposing th ...

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PFA Chief Calls For Netting Around Pitch

Professional Footballers' Association CEO Gordon Taylor believes that "it is time to consider the introduction of crowd control netting into football stadiums" after ManU player Rio Ferdinand was left bleeding from a head wound while celebrating his side's win over Man City Sunday, according to Sher ...

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ManU Confirms Australian Preseason Trip

ManU has confirmed that it "will travel to Sydney next summer to play the Australian A-League All Stars," 14 years after its last trip Down Under, according to Emily Benammar of the London TELEGRAPH. The last time ManU traveled to Australia, Manager Alex Ferguson "left the likes of David Beckham, Pa ...

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Indonesian Fails To Meet Deadline

Indonesia "is facing a possible suspension from world football after two rival associations failed to reunite in time for a Monday deadline" set by FIFA, according to the AFP. Indonesian FA (PSSI) Chair Djohar Arifin Husin said that a congress meeting held by his group affirmed that they "could not ...

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First Scottish Football Survey On Horizon

Global sports marketing research company Repucom has been appointed by the Scottish FA to conduct the first National Football Survey, a study that will give fans a say on the major issues affecting Scotland’s national game. The survey, a collaborative effort by the Scottish FA, Scottish Premie ...

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Euro 2020 Garners Support, Criticism

UEFA's decision to host Euro 2020 across the continent rather than in one or two host nations "has been greeted with enthusiasm as countries battle the crippling financial crisis," according to Tom Pilcher of REUTERS. European Club Association boss and Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was "up ...

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