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Nearly 25,000 Pay Tribute To Hillsborough Victims At Anfield With Bells, Lights, Scarves

04 / 16 / 14

Almost 25,000 people made their way to Anfield on Tuesday "to pay tribute to the 96 Hillsborough victims at a service to mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster," according to Eleanor Barlow of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. Among those attending were the full Liverpool FC first team squad, Liverpool Chair T...

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UEFA Won't Expand To 64-Team League

A source close to UEFA President Michel Platini said that UEFA has "no plans to expand the Champions League from 32 to 64 teams," according to Mihir Bose of the London EVENING STANDARD. The Frenchman "shocked football last week when, in an interview, he suggested there could be a restructuring of Eu ...

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West Ham Close To Olympic Stadium Deal

EPL West Ham United is "likely to be named preferred bidders for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford on Wednesday following a board meeting of the London Legacy Development Corp., but final agreement on a deal for the East End club to move into the £429M ($691M) venue is expected to remain some w ...

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SPL Debts Increase

The Scottish Premier League has gone from a profit of £2M ($3.2M) to a loss of £11.9M ($19.2M) and Rangers’ drop into the Third Division is "set to make matters worse," according to Hugh Keevins of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The latest annual financial review of the SPL, carrie ...

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Corinthians Fans Damage Airport

Close to 15,000 fans of Brasileiro club Corinthians were at São Paulo's Guarulhos Int'l Airport to cheer the squad as it left for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, according to GLOBO ESPORTE. However, the party ended in "confusion with the military police" and airport security. According to a ...

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Dortmund Boss Attacks EPL Owners

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has "launched a passionate defence of German football principles and attacked English clubs' ownership by rich men from overseas," according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. Watzke described German football as "romantic" for retaining its "50 ...

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A-League Offering Beckham Big Bucks

David Beckham "could cost as much as A$200,000 ($208,000) a game, but his price tag has not deterred three A-League clubs from ramping up their bids to sign the superstar on a 10-match guest stint," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Perth Glory, Central Coast Mariners and Melb ...

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SPL Clubs Agree On League Reform Plans

Scottish Premier League clubs have "unanimously" backed the league's plans for a reform, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The SPL proposal "suggests two top-flight divisions of 12 teams, effectively an SPL 1 and SPL 2." That plan "was backed by all 12 SPL sides" at a meeting at Hampden Park M ...

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Mourinho To Leave Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach José Mourinho "will not continue on the Real Madrid bench next season even if the club wins the Champions League," according to Miguel Serrano of MARCA. Relations between Mourinho and Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez "have broken down completely and are now prac ...

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Event Notes

In the first hour they went on sale, close to 20,000 people applied for "the most popular Confederations Cup tickets." The category 4 tickets are the cheapest and only available to Brazilian residents. They are priced between R$28.5 ($13.5) and R$57 ($27). On Saturday, FIFA revealed that more than 1 ...

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SPL Pushes For Reconstruction In '13

Scottish Premier League clubs will "try to rush through reconstruction" in time for next season, but there will be no mechanism to allow Third Division Rangers to be "fast-tracked into the proposed new set-up," according to Andrew Smith of the SCOTSMAN. The 12 SPL sides will meet Monday having alrea ...

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