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A-League Club Owners Prepare Legal Action Against FFA Over Share Of TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 21 / 17

The relationship between some A-League clubs and Football Federation Australia "appears to have broken beyond repair" with the club chairs "set to take legal action against the governing body," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Several club owners are reportedly "preparing to ...

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FIFA Fines Four For Displaying Poppies

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