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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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Del Piero's Home Debut A Hot Ticket

Midfielder Alessandro Del Piero's home debut for Sydney FC is "heading for a packed house" with more than 11,000 tickets pre-sold for Saturday night's Week 2 match against Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium, according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. Club officials are "conservatively predicting" a cro ...

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No Team GB Football Team For Rio

FA General Secretary Alex Horne said on Tuesday that "there will be no men's Team GB football team for the Rio Olympic Games in '16" but has not ruled out the possibility of the women being able to compete, according to the London TELEGRAPH. The issue "has traditionally been very sensitive poli ...

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Zagreb Players Offer Cash To Fans

In a bid to fill empty stands, players for Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb have "pooled their cash to reward one fan" attending their UEFA Champions League match against Ligue 1 club Paris St. Germain with 1M kunas ($174,000), according to the AFP. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic came up with the idea and ...

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France To Play Two Friendlies In Brazil

French Football Federation President Noël Le Graët revealed that France would play two friendlies in Brazil next year, including one against the Seleção, according to the JDD. Le Graët said, "It is not finalized, but it should be within a month. We are wanting to do it, ...

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Football Notes

Coaches from AC Milan and Manchester City will be giving football lessons to Delhi’s youth at the ongoing Football Link Int’l Festival in India. More than 80 schools from across the city are participating in U-14, U-17 and girls categories at the Thyagaraj sports complex ( PTI, 10/8 ). ...

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A-League Off To Record Start

Three key int'l figures make their Australian debuts, "throw in the excitement of a new club stepping out and a grand final replay and it adds up to plenty of smiles" at Football Federation Australia Monday morning after a "stunning start" to the A-League season, according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRAL ...

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RSE Moves Into Int'l Football

RSE Ventures, the company founded by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and former Jets Exec VP/Business Operations Matt Higgins this year, has expanded into international football by hiring veteran soccer execs Charlie Stillitano and Jon Sheiman from CAA Sports. Additionally, RSE Ventures has acquired the ...

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Superclasico Das Americas Called Off

The second leg of the Superclasico das Americas between Argentina and Brazil was called off due to "a power failure" at the Estadio Centenario in Resistencia, Argentina, according to OLE. The players came out on the field. Brazilian players "raised their arms. Argentinians "waived to their crowd." T ...

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Brazil Union Upset With World Cup Times

The National Federation of Professional Football Athletes (FENAPAF) in Brazil, released a statement asking FIFA and the Brazilian authorities organizing the 2014 World Cup "to alter the game times," according to GAZATAESPORTIVA.net. The intention of the organization is to "prevent athletes from suff ...

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Image Important To PSG, Zenit Owners

Amidst a Eurozone financial crisis that has brought protestors to the streets, there is "one activity where business is booming: the top end of European football," according to Matt Scott of the London TELEGRAPH. Nowhere is it more evident than at Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and Russian Premier ...

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