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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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11/18/13
Amnesty Int'l Report Slams FIFA, Qatar

A "damning Amnesty report has raised fresh fears about the exploitation of the migrant workers" building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, amid "a rising toll of death, disease and misery," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The report claims that some migrant worker ...

Tags: International Football

11/18/13
FIFA Won't Recognize FMRF President

FIFA has refused to recognize new Moroccan football federation (FRMF) President Fouzi Lekjaa and ordered new elections, but said that "next month's hosting of the World Club Cup will not be affected," according to REUTERS. Lekjaa was elected on Sunday following a marathon election to replace Al ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

11/18/13
Platini Rules Out Caucasus Football

UEFA President Michel Platini said Friday that there will be "no European football matches in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region until the situation there 'normalizes,'" according to R-SPORT. UEFA ruled in June that "last year's suspension on continental action anywhere in the group of seven so ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

11/18/13
Real Boss Protests FIFA Scheduling

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez will protest to FIFA "in the next few days regarding what Real Madrid considers abuses that players pay for during the season," according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Pérez wants a "system change, a rotation of the c ...

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11/18/13
Football Notes

One of the highest-profile issues to come out of the recent Spanish Football League (LFP) Assembly was the organization's plans to block the raiding of academies, "which has caused a so-called 'talent drain.'" LFP President Javier Tebas said, "We spoke about an issue that we're discussing with club ...

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11/15/13
FIFA Close To 2022 Winter World Cup

The Premier League "was close, on Tuesday night, to an agreement" for the 2022 World Cup to be switched to November and December, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, who is leading the review into whether the tournament in Qatar should be moved to t ...

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11/15/13
FIFA Investigation Not Jeopardizing Qatar

A "senior source" at FIFA said that its independent ethics committee "has no power to remove the 2022 World Cup from Qatar," regardless of the "outcome of its investigation," according to the PA. Ethics investigator Michael Garcia "is conducting an investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 202 ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/15/13
FIFA Unable To Intervene For Belounis

FIFA said that it "cannot intervene in the case of French footballer Zahir Belounis, who says he is trapped in Qatar because he cannot obtain an exit visa following a dispute with his club," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said in a statement, "FIFA is unable to intervene in this matter ...

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11/15/13
French Clubs Postpone Planned Strike

French football clubs "have postponed a strike planned for the end of this month to protest against a controversial French super tax on million-euro salaries," according to Mark John of REUTERS. Union of Professional Football Clubs President Jean-Pierre Louvel said in a statement that the clubs "wan ...

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11/14/13
PFA To Discuss Quota Proposal

The Professional Footballers' Association plans to send proposals to UEFA "calling for European teams to use at least three 'homegrown' players in starting XIs," according to Alistair Magowan of the BBC. The union will discuss the issue at its annual general meeting on Wednesday amid concerns B ...

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