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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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11/22/13
Football Notes

FIFA has confirmed that "it is to allow referees to use vanishing spray to mark out the distance for defensive walls at the Club World Cup next month." The spray allows officials "to paint a white line on the field that marks out the minimum 10-yard (9.15 meters) distance opposition players are requ ...

Tags: International Football

11/21/13
FIFA Calls For Fair Working Conditions

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and German Trade Unions and Int'l Trade Union Confederation President Michael Sommer agreed that fair working conditions must be introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup. Blatter mandated Exec Committee member ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/21/13
Scudamore: EPL 'Quintessentially English'

Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore has insisted the league remains "quintessentially English" despite an influx of foreign players, managers and owners over the past two decades, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Appearing before a Lord's committee looking into "soft power" and Brit ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

11/21/13
Testing Failure Leaves FIFA Few Options

FIFA Medical Committee Chair Michel D'Hooghe has warned that "anti-doping measures at next year's World Cup could be seriously compromised as a result of having to transport samples halfway round the world for testing," according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. FIFA last week announ ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

11/20/13
South Africa Angry With FIFA

FIFA and South Africa Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula "are on a collision course" following last week's announcement by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke that football's world governing body "would be taking over the proposed investigation into allegations of match-fixing," according to Mohammed ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

11/20/13
Qatar To Publish Worker Standards

Qatar 2022 "has responded to the latest critical report surrounding conditions for migrant workers involved in the nation’s huge infrastructure development" leading in to the World Cup by stating that they "are formalizing welfare standards that contractors must implement," according to SOCCER ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/19/13
Qatar Organizers To Protect Workers

Qatar World Cup organizers insisted that they "are committed to accelerating progress in workers’ welfare" following Amnesty Int'l's damning report on migrant construction workers, according to WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER. Just hours after the report that documented widespread exploitation and ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/19/13
CONCACAF Exec Seeks Women's Growth

Turks and Caicos Islands FA General Secretary SONIA BIEN-AIME was recently named to CONCACAF’s exec committee. Bien-Aime, who is the first woman to join the committee, is one of three women on FIFA’s exec committee and holds an exec post on the Caribbean Football Union. She spoke with ...

Tags: International Football, North America

11/19/13
CSKA Moscow Owner To Buy Czech Club

Russian Premier League CSKA Moscow Owner Yevgeni Giner "is reportedly in talks" with Slavia Prague Owner Ales Rebicek "to buy the Czech football club," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Local news site efotbal.cz reported that the negotiations were launched in September and " ...

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11/19/13
Exclude Bayern, Dortmund From Bundesliga

Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath "has an unconventional ideal and demands the exclusion of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund from the Bundesliga," according BILD. Magath: "Clubs that consistently play in the Champions League have huge advantages. Actually you would have to exclude them from ...

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