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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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10/15/13
Football Notes

Kick It Out has written to FA Chair Greg Dyke ­"seeking an explanation for the lack of diversity on the commission set up to investigate the health of English football" ( EVENING STANDARD, 10/14 ). ... Egypt has been instructed by FIFA to "provide security guarantees following Ghana's request to ...

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10/14/13
Union Criticizes Qatar Over Conditions

Allegations of rights abuses "have long been raised against companies based in Qatar," according to Bollier & Essa of AL JAZEERA. After being named host of the 2022 World Cup, the country "has faced increased scrutiny over dubious labor conditions." This week a delegation of the BWI, which is ba ...

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10/14/13
GoalControl Named World Cup Provider

GoalControl has been named the official goal-line technology provider for the 2014 World Cup. The Germany-based company won a tender process in April, but with confirmation for the 2014 World Cup being subject to the system’s performance during the Confederations Cup in June. The announcement ...

Tags: International Football, South America

10/14/13
New European Super League Discussed

Turkish side Galatasary President Unal Aysal said that plans for a European superleague comprising the continent's top 20 clubs which would replace the Champions League within five years "are being actively discussed," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Aysal's comments were confirmed by Juventus ...

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10/14/13
Football Notes

La Liga side Atlético Madrid's "wage bonus structure for the current season will only come into play if the team finishes in the top four" of La Liga or "reaches the last 16 of the Champions League." Atlético CEO Miguel Ángel Gil "has thrashed out a deal with the first-team capt ...

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10/11/13
UEFA Proposes International Changes

UEFA "is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition," according to Gibson & Lyttleton of the London GUARDIAN. The plan would see UEFA "using existing dates for friendlies in the international calendar to launch ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Europe

10/11/13
FIFA Confident In World Cup Security

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said that he is "confident Brazil’s security can protect the tournament amid increasing concerns over violent protests in the country," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Valcke "gave his backing to Brazil’s police" just three days after they used ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

10/11/13
AFC Warns Iraq Over Gulf Cup Pull Out

The Asian Football Confederation has warned the Iraq government "to stay out of football matters after they withdrew the national team from the Gulf Cup in frustration at being stripped of hosting rights," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Iraqi PM Nouri Al Maliki used his wee ...

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10/11/13
Football Notes

Liga MX President Decio de María "revealed that Liga MX has the fourth-best average football stadium attendance in the world." De María said, "With 22,566 per game, Liga MX trails only the German Bundesliga, England's Premier League and Spain's La Liga." Liga MX "also has a market valu ...

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10/10/13
EPL Newcastle Leads Ticket Price Slash

The campaign to bring Premier League away tickets down to £20 ($32) "is on the brink of a major breakthrough," with Newcastle United preparing to announce a "reciprocal deal by which they will charge any club's away fans that price, if their own are given the same deal," according to Ian Herbe ...

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