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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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Football League Considers Use Of GL Tech

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10/30/13
Brazil Opposes EPL-Style Structure

The government official overseeing football said that Brazil’s plans to reform the sport "after decades of mismanagement won’t include an English Premier League-style model because it would weaken the national team," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Lawmakers, club p ...

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10/30/13
FA Wants Greater British Asian Presence

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10/30/13
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La Liga club Elche has denounced its own fans "who racially abused Granada's French defender Allan Nyom" in Saturday's La Liga game at its Martinez Valero stadium in Alicante. Elche said on its website (www.elchecf.es), "The club repudiates in the strongest possible terms the racist c ...

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