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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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Brazilian Clubs Struggle To Fill Stadiums

Brazilians like to say that  "theirs is the country of football," but the next World Cup host "struggles" to fill its stadiums, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Fewer people in Brazil go to see professional football matches than in China or the U.S. With attendances falling further this y ...

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SPL, SFL Power Struggle

Scottish football "could be gearing up for a bloody power struggle after in emerged" Monday that the Scottish Football League wants a 16-team top flight in place by summer '15, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The "radical plan for league reconstruction" will be proposed by Scottish Football ...

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Ronaldinho, Flamengo Reach Settlement

Ronaldinho's lawsuit against his former club Flamengo will end with the player receiving R$15M ($7.3M) in an out-of-court settlement, according to Pedro Ivo Almeida of UOL.com.br. The former FIFA Ballon d'Or winner initially took the Rio de Janeiro club to court for R$40M ($19.4M) over "unpaid wages ...

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Spain Unveils New Uniforms

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has unveiled the national team's new uniforms. The main novelty of the new jersey is a golden V-shaped stripe below the collar. The presentation of the new uniforms took place on Friday at the Federation's headquarters on the outskirts of Madrid. The uniform wi ...

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Financial Woes Hit Scottish Football

A survey by football restructuring specialists revealed that "the financial plight of Scottish football clubs is worsening just as the health of their counterparts in England is showing signs of improvement," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midl ...

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Police Ban Moscow Club's Emblem

The classic emblem of Torpedo Moscow FC, which was designed in '30, "has been suddenly outlawed by the city police," according to RT.com. Scarves, flags and banners with the symbol "were banned from sale or to be brought into the stadium during the club’s latest home match in the Football Nati ...

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Football Notes

The head of Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizing committee said that "FIFA must decide in the next two years" if it wants to move the tournament to winter ( London DAILY MAIL, 11/7 ). ... German public broadcaster ZDF's broadcast of Wednesday's Champions League match between Bayern Munich and OSC Lil ...

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EPL's Best-Selling Jerseys Revealed

EPL club Aston Villa has "revealed that an astonishing 70% of shirts sold" at its official Villa Stores have 'Benteke 20' on the back," according to Sam Cunningham of the London DAILY MAIL. Reflecting on the news, Christian Benteke said: "I am lost for words. It's nice to know that sort of thing. It ...

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A Plan To Combat Racism In Football

The body behind plans for a black players' union said that "footballers guilty of racist abuse should be sacked by their clubs and banned for up to nine months," according to BBC.com. The Society of Black Lawyers "has put out a 10-point plan to tackle racism." It "wants matches to be abandoned if th ...

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Carso Official Denies Getafe Reports

A leading official from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s Carso Group has "played down reports" that he has plans to acquire a Spanish football club, according to SOCCEREX.com. Slim has been "heavily linked" with a move for a La Liga club, specifically Getafe. However, Slim’s brother in- ...

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