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Glasgow Launches Bid To Be Among 13 Host Cities For Euro 2020

04 / 25 / 14

Glasgow on Thursday "launched its bid" to become one of the 13 host cities for Euro 2020, according to Gregor Kyle of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The £9M ($15M) bid was compiled by the Scottish FA in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau a...

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07/11/13
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The newly-formed Scottish Professional Football League has confirmed the departure of Scottish Football League CEO David Longmuir after he "failed to land the role of chief executive." Longmuir and Scottish Football League CEO Neil Doncaster "were the only two candidates in the running for the job w ...

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07/10/13
North America Eyes 2026 World Cup

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb "has one thing on his mind: Get the 2026 World Cup to North America," according to Andrew Gastelum of the L.A. TIMES. The U.S., which played host to the 1994 World Cup, "is the early favorite to land the 2026 World Cup, but will be competing with confirmed bids from M ...

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07/10/13
Younger Berlusconi Welcomes Takeover

Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir's move to take over Serie A side Inter Milan "has got the approval" of Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who is the son of the president of rival club AC Milan, according to Eric Noveanto of GOAL. The younger Berlusconi stated that he will "welcome the Indonesian investor, ...

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07/10/13
Football Notes

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says Israel has promised to help solve one of Palestinian football’s biggest problems -- "traveling in and out of the Palestinian territories." Blatter met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Tuesday he has pledged to help FIFA find a solution and that thei ...

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07/09/13
Blatter Hopes To Ease Palestine Travel

FIFA President Sepp Blatter told Palestinian sports leaders on Sunday that "he would speak to Israeli officials to try to ease travel restrictions" on Palestinian football players, according to Ali Sawafta of REUTERS. Blatter was due to meet Israel's football chiefs on Monday and "was also hoping to ...

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07/09/13
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The South Korean government on Friday authorized the North Korean women's football team "to enter the South to take part in the East Asian Cup amid fresh attempts to ease tensions between the political rivals." It "will be the first time in more than four years that a team representing the North vis ...

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07/08/13
SA Players Union Wants End To U23 Rule

The South African Football Players Union came out on Thursday "in support of those calling for the scrapping of the rule that says all teams in the National First Division" should have five U23 players in the starting line-up, according to Sello Rabothata of SOWETAN LIVE. SAFPU General Secretary Thu ...

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07/08/13
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Argentine FA President Julio Grondona on Thursday said that "FIFA wants to celebrate its 100 year anniversary of the World Cup in Argentina and Uruguay" ( CLARIN, 7/4 ). ... Argentine First Division side Racing Avellaneda has been sanctioned with two games away from its home stadium, without fans, ...

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07/04/13
FA Yet To Sign Goal-Line Tech Firm

The FA is "yet to strike a deal with a goal-line technology provider" for London's Wembley Stadium, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. The FA "expected a system to be in place for the Community Shield" on Aug. 11, but is "still in negotiations." It has joined with the Premier League to "negotia ...

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07/04/13
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South Africa's national football and rugby teams will play on the same day at the former World Cup showpiece stadium in Soweto to honor Nelson Mandela, "bringing together the country's two most popular sports that once portrayed its racial divisions." The South African sports ministry said that the ...

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