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Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

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Valencia To Host Copa Del Rey Finals

The finals of the Copa del Rey on April 19 will take place at Mestalla stadium in Valencia, which was chosen by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), according to Joaquín Maroto of AS. Real Madrid will play will the winner of Barcelona and Real Sociedad -- Barcelona has a 2-0 lead going int ...

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Qatar 2022 Publishes 'Workers' Charter'

Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have published a "Workers' Charter" in an attempt to protect the rights of migrant employees, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. The new 50-page document has "been developed in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation." The Int'l Trade Uni ...

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LFP Reports Improved Attendance

The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced on Tuesday that as of the 23rd and 25th match days in La Liga and the Spanish second division, respectively, attendance for the ’13-14 season has increased by 223,681 spectators from a year ago. La Liga has seen stadium attendance drop by .47%, and t ...

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Mexico, Peru Football Reach Agreement

Mexican second division football President José Vázquez Ávila announced on Monday an agreement with Peru's second division -- to be called the México-Perú MR MT -- which will "allow for the exchange of youth players with the goal of strengthening both leagues," acc ...

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FFA Hopes For A-League Second Division

Victoria "has fallen into line" and Football Federation Australia "is hoping that its establishment of a national second-tier competition will eventually lead to an A-League second division," according to Michael Lynch of THE AGE. The National Premier League kicked off last season, "but it was nati ...

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Football Notes

The Al-Thani family is "said to be interested in taking over from Massimo Cellino" at Serie A side Cagliari. The Middle Eastern billionaires "reportedly want to have a foothold in Italian football, and see the Sardinian side as their best opportunity" ( FOOBALL ITALIA, 2/11 ). ... Brazil's Arena ...

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TV Replays Would End Italian Football

Italian Football Referees’ Association President Marcello Nicchi "is very much against introducing television replays into Italian football," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. On successive weekends that have seen contentious decisions in Serie A, discussion "has once more arisen of the possibilit ...

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Alessandro Del Piero Is Willing To Coach

A-League Sydney FC player Alessandro Del Piero "has signalled his willingness to succeed Frank Farina next season if the Sydney FC coach leaves the club after another hugely disappointing season," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The next year of Farina’s contract "will ...

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FFA Says Sideline Security A Club Matter

Football Federation Australia said that "beleaguered Sydney FC coach Frank Farina should approach his club if he wants dugouts installed to enhance security," according to Adrian Warren of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Farina "made the call for sideline dugouts after having contents of a cup tossed on ...

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Brazil: 100K Security Personnel For Cup

At least 100,000 security personnel "will be deployed across Brazil for the World Cup," according to the AFP. Andrei Rodrigues, special secretary for security & safety at major events, said that "the total number on duty during the tournament would be double that for the 2013 Confederations Cup. ...

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