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South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon Launches Bid, Calls Platini Blatter's Protégé

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

UEFA President and FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini "came under attack" from another of his FIFA presidency rivals on Thursday after former FIFA VP Chung Mong-joon branded him a protégé of "cannibal" FIFA President Sepp Blatter, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH...

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U.S. Senate To Look 'Closely' At FIFA

U.S. senators are going to "take a close look" at the governance of int'l football in the wake of a corruption scandal that "rocked" FIFA, according to Wheeler & Devaney of THE HILL. The Wednesday hearing by the Senate of Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Prote ...

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07/14/15
Attendance Spikes For WSL Games

England's performances at the World Cup in Canada helped see a 78% increase in fans attending the Women's Super League over the weekend, according to SKY SPORTS. The Lionessess "returned to domestic duties" on Sunday, with 17 of the 23 players who won bronze medals in Canada turning out for the ...

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07/14/15
Football Notes

Real Madrid will earn more than €19M ($20.9M) from its tour of Australia and China. The club will pocket €12M ($13.2M) for taking part in two matches in Melbourne, and in China it will "rake in" €7M ($7.7M) for its participation in two matches ( AS, 7/13 ). ... Spain's Administrativ ...

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07/13/15
Swiss FIFA Inquiry Now Has 81 Reports

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said on Sunday that Switzerland now has 81 reports of "suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA's decisions to let Russia and Qatar run the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments," according to Joshua Franklin of REUTERS. Swiss prosecutors investigating corrupt ...

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07/13/15
EU 'Big Five' Sees Attendance Increase

KPMG’s Sport practice research said that, in the '14-15 season, the top two divisions in each of the "big five" European territories attracted, in aggregate, more than 77 million spectators. This equated to a year-on-year increase of just more than 1% and was equivalent to an average attendanc ...

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07/13/15
FFA Considers Split-Season A-League

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07/10/15
Blatter Shifts Blame To Confederations

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MP Is Approved By Brazilian Chamber

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07/10/15
FIFA Bans Chuck Blazer For Life

Former FIFA Exec Chuck Blazer, a "key figure in a U.S. investigation into corruption" by football officials, on Thursday was banned for life from football activities by the sport's governing body, according to Franklin & Homewood of REUTERS. Blazer, who in '13 "secretly pleaded guilty" in the U. ...

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