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Newly Elected Indonesia FA President Vows To 'Fight' Back Against Government

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 20 / 15

The newly elected president of the Indonesia FA (PSSI) has "vowed to fight back against the government" after his governing body was "suspended" by the Youth & Sports Ministry, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The ministry made the decision on Friday after the PSSI "continued to ig...

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FIFA VP Calls For 'Rooney Rule' In EPL

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Brazil Clubs Rely On Third-Party Ownership

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Tebas Talks Catalan Independence Vote

Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas "spoke about the repercussions of the hypothetical case whereby Catalonia becomes an independent state," saying, "Barcelona and Espanyol would not play in the Spanish league if Catalonia split from Spain," according to MARCA. A referendum on the i ...

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Seven Countries Bid For Africa Cup

The Confederation of African Football "revealed that seven countries have submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations," according to the BBC. They are Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Nominations were opened on Aug. 23, "following the withdrawal of the original hos ...

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FIFA Told Sepp Blatter Must Go

Michael Hershman, who served on FIFA's Independent Governance Committee, said that FIFA will "lack credibility" until Sepp Blatter "leaves his role as president," according to the DPA. Blatter has been accused of "bribery and corruption and of being a dictator" of football's governing body. Hershman ...

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No Disciplinary Action For Wenger, Mourinho

The FA "will not take disciplinary action" against either Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger or Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho after their feud descended into an "ugly on-field confrontation," according to Jeremy Wilson of the London TELEGRAPH. Wenger "was the aggressor during Arsenal's defeat at C ...

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Courtois Concussion Revives Debate

Fresh concerns "have been raised about whether the new rules on concussion in football are adequate after Thibaut Courtois was permitted to play on for Chelsea against Arsenal on Sunday despite later being admitted to hospital for suspected concussion," according to Jeremy Wilson of the London TELEG ...

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Sterling University Manager Makes History

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Thohir Wants Club To Be Like Media Business

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