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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Blatter Casts Doubt On Russia 2018 Plans

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "threw an unexpected seed of doubt into Russia's preparations for the 2018 World Cup on Monday when he said that FIFA will discuss the possibility of reducing the number of stadiums to be used there in four years time," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Two days after ...

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Football Notes

World players' union FIFPro has accused FIFA of "failing to protect players during the World Cup over its treatment of concussion and said football is in the dark ages regarding the issue." It warned of the "potential for lawsuits worth hundreds of millions of dollars for those injured," following t ...

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Int'l Media Reacts To World Cup Final

Germany won its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory in extra time against Argentina at Rio's Maracanã stadium on Sunday. Int'l media outlets celebrated Germany's World Cup performance, which included Miroslav Klose becoming the all-time scoring leader in World Cup history, "Die Mannscha ...

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Germans Celebrate World Cup Title

Celebrations of Germany's World Cup championship began at 23:36pm German local time on Sunday, "when the final whistle blew in Rio de Janeiro, and will continue until at least Tuesday," according to Stefan Wagstyl of the FINANCIAL TIMES. As Germans went to work on Monday, "cars, lorries and even bic ...

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Putin Takes Baton For 2018 World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed "an unforgettable football feast" when his country hosts the 2018 World Cup, according to the AFP. The cup is Russia's "most ambitious project since the fall of the Soviet Union." But Putin "is confident." Putin: "We will do all we can to organize the event ...

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WC Boosts Lotto Sales In China, Taiwan

Sales for China's "official sports lottery betting on the World Cup in Brazil" are expected to exceed $2.43B, "five times higher than the sales reported during the last World Cup in South Africa in 2010," according to Hsieh Ai-chu of the WANT CHINA TIMES. The authorities who run the lottery, "the on ...

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World Cup Notes

Brazilian police turned to int'l agency Interpol to help find the CEO of a Swiss hospitality company "implicated by an investigation into the illegal resale of VIP World Cup tickets." Rio police asked their federal counterparts "to broadcast a warrant for Ray Whelan of MATCH Services, a company con ...

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Rousseff: WC Proved Doubters Wrong

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said that the country "has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup," according to Manuel Martinez of the AP. Concerns that stadiums and airports would not be ready or that protests would disrupt football’s premiere event "dogged Bra ...

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World Cup Notes

Spain had "a presence in Sunday's World Cup final" as the field at the Maracaná was maintained by Catalan business Royal Verd, which teamed up with Brazilian partner Greenleaf Gramados to manage the grass at seven of Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums. Royal Verd also takes care of the fields at ...

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Rugby Club Leeds Carnegie Rebrands

English Rugby Union club Leeds Carnegie have announced that "they will be renamed Yorkshire Carnegie from next season in a bid to widen the appeal of the club," according to SKY SPORTS. The proposal to change the name was made earlier in the year and that has now been confirmed. CEO Gary Hetheringto ...

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