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FIFA President Blatter Says Stadium Closures Are 'Excessive' Punishment For Racism

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed punishing fans' racist behavior by closing stadiums is "extremely dubious" and "unduly excessive," according to the PA. Blatter said that sporting sanctions such as points deductions that "cause real hurt to" clubs are a better punishment than closing part or...

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FIFA has confirmed that representatives from the Dutch FA (KNVB) and the FA "will be participating in a podium discussion on the future of artificial turf in football" at this year's IAKS (Int'l Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) congress in Cologne ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 9/26 ). ... ...

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09/26/13
Barça Getting Finances On Track

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09/26/13
Brazilian Players Revolt Over Schedule

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09/26/13
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The Malaysian alleged to have been the middle man in Australia's match-fixing scandal "has been denied bail in a Melbourne court for being a possible flight risk, according to local reports." Segaran "Gerry" Gsubramaniam "is alleged to have been the liaison" between Victorian Premier League club Sou ...

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09/25/13
SFA Sticks With Gambling Ban

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09/25/13
CSKA Sofia, Celtic Sign Partnership Deal

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