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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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03/21/14
FIFPro Calls For Transfer System Reform

FIFPro called on FIFA to address proposals to reform the fundamental principles of football's transfer system. The concerns stem from a meeting with the FIFA Players' Status Committee on Tuesday in Zurich, where a six-man FIFPro delegation did not receive ample consideration to adequately table its ...

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03/21/14
FIFA Execs Quizzed About WC Decisions

FIFA Chief Investigator Michael Garcia "made a surprise swoop" on members of the exec committee "who took part in the controversial bids" for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. The members were unaware that U.S. attorney Garcia "would be in Zurich waiting to intervie ...

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03/21/14
FIFA Drops Probe Into Hulk Transfer

FIFA "dropped an investigation" into the agent of Brazil striker Hulk after his $26M transfer to Portuguese side Porto in '08 went through a Uruguayan club for which he did not play, according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. FIFA said there was "insufficient evidence" that Sao Paulo-based Juan Figer brea ...

Tags: International Football, South America

03/21/14
Football Notes

Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg is "likely to be in hot water with UEFA once again," following the behavior of their fans in the second leg of the club's Champions League Round of 16 match against Borussia Dortmund. During the match, Zenit fans "stole a German flag, which belonged to the Borussia ...

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03/20/14
Dundee Chair Lashes Out At SFA

Scottish Premiership side Dundee United Chair Stephen Thompson "went to war" with the Scottish FA and "accused them of getting their facts wrong," according to Alan Marshall of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Thompson swears the ruling body was “economical with the truth” in its account of ti ...

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03/20/14
FIFA Investigator To Interview Members

FIFA Chief Investigator Michael Garcia "is expected to interview all the remaining members of the executive committee who took part in the controversial vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups," according to the PA. Only 11 of the 24 members, plus FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who took part in the vot ...

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03/20/14
Crimean Clubs Mull Ukraine League Exit

Crimean-based football clubs Tavria Simferopol and Sevastopol "are considering whether to quit the Ukrainian premier league and join Russia's league next season," according to Igor Nitsak of REUTERS. Sevastopol is ready to complete the current season in the Ukrainian league but hopes that UEFA and ...

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03/20/14
Maldonodo Earns $14M From Transfers

A Uruguayan football club led by U.K. racehorse owner Malcolm Caine "has an unusual sideline: trading elite South American players who never appear in a game," according to Duff & Baldomir of BLOOMBERG. Deportivo Maldonado SAD, "which plays in Uruguay’s second-tier championship," was ...

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03/20/14
Russian Football Plan Requires $6.9B

Russian football chiefs have concluded that "developing Russian domestic football" through '20 will require $6.9B in funding, according to R-SPORT. With its plan named "Development Strategy for football in the Russian Federation through 2020," the Russian Football Union is seeking to develop the spo ...

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03/20/14
Football Notes

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