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Liverpool Fans To Vote On 'Uniquely Complicated' Issue Of Rail Seating

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

Liverpool fans will vote on the introduction of rail seating in football stadiums following a "constructive and at times emotive meeting on safe standing," according to Andy Hunter of the London GUARDIAN. As Damian Kavanagh, one of "roughly 100 people" who attended the two-and-a-half-hour discussion...

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10/21/16
China To Hire Italian Marcello Lippi

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10/21/16
Atlético Madrid Agrees To January Ban

Atlético Madrid accepted it "will not sign players in January" while it fights a FIFA transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to the AP. FIFA and Atlético jointly said in a statement that they agreed to a timetable for the CAS to "give a final ruling on ...

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FIFA Director Of TV Leaving Organization

FIFA’s "top media dealmaker has agreed to leave" the organization, two weeks after the exit of long-term Marketing Dir Thierry Weil, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Niclas Ericson, FIFA’s director of TV, will leave at the end of the year, according to a FIFA spokesperson. The ...

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