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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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Prince Ali Criticizes FIFA's Spending

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that FIFA is taking the "wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. He said that FIFA was "irresponsible" to d ...

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03/27/15
Football Notes

The friendly between Spain and Ukraine scheduled for Friday in Seville at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium had sold just 25,000 tickets as of Wednesday. The stadium has a capacity of 42,649. Match organizers "are expecting fans to show interest before the game and push ticket s ...

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03/26/15
Clubs Against Homegrown Player Proposals

FA Chair Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the number of homegrown players in Premier League squads to benefit the England team won significant support from UEFA President Michel Platini on Tuesday, but he "still faces staunch opposition from many clubs when he tries to sell them the idea" on Thurs ...

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03/26/15
Les Ferdinand Calls For Rooney Rule

EPL side Queens Park Rangers Dir of football Les Ferdinand has "called for a Rooney Rule-style law to be introduced in English football" to "challenge what he believes is a 'lack of diversity' in the game," according to the PA. FA Chair Greg Dyke was "first to suggest the adoption of the Americ ...

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03/25/15
UEFA Elects David Gill As Britain's FIFA VP

David Gill "has been elected by UEFA" as Britain's FIFA VP, defeating FA of Wales President Trefor Lloyd Hughes in an election in Vienna, according to SKY SPORTS. Gill, who is also vice-chairman of the FA, "will succeed Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce in May and will have a four-year term on FIFA's exe ...

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03/25/15
Spanish Football To Decide On Strike

The Spanish Football League (LFP) is expected to decide on Wednesday whether it will "strike on April 19," according to Juan Jiménez of AS. This is reportedly the date "when the LFP is considering stopping play in La Liga and the Spanish second division." The reason "is the delay in the appro ...

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03/25/15
Racism Widespread In English Football

Racism is "widespread in English football with police having to deal with hundreds of incidents from the top of the game right down to grassroots level," an investigation has revealed, according to Tom White of the PA. It also revealed that Chelsea supporters "have been involved in the highest ...

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03/25/15
Platini Re-Elected, UEFA 'Loves' FIFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter received "muted applause" from UEFA delegates after he gave a low-key speech at the opening of its congress on Tuesday, which included a "less-than-subtle call for unity" ahead of May's FIFA presidential elections, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Most European ...

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Football Notes

The protracted football crisis in Kenya "is finally over" after FIFA-mediated talks resolved to have a 16-team Football Kenya Federation Premier League run by the Kenyan Premier League Ltd. Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who mediated the talks, also announced that "FKF will withdraw the civil s ...

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03/24/15
UEFA: Europe Deserves Another WC Place

UEFA said that Europe "deserves at least one more place at the World Cup and is optimistic that will be granted for the 2018 tournament in Russia," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. UEFA "was allocated 13 slots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and wants a 14th next time around, in addition to ...

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