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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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06/20/13
Russia Eying World Cup Infrastructure

The Russian government will pay 664.1B rubles ($20.9B) on stadium construction and infrastructure improvements for  the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The infrastructure program consists of some 292 facilities and events essential for holding the 2018 tournament. This includes 12 stadiums, 113 train ...

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06/20/13
Football Notes

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao will sell pieces of the grass removed from the San Mamés field to the public. The club is currently demolishing the stadium, and once that process is complete, Athletic Bilbao will sell "a limited number" of pieces of the stadium grass in the team's official store ...

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06/19/13
Protests Overwhelm Brazil's Confed Cup

Brazilians "are realistic about the World Cup and what will transpire on and off the pitch," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. At a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the World Cup last week -- staged, inevitably, "on Copacabana beach under a blazing sun --  that the reve ...

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06/19/13
AS Monaco Facing Taxing Times

Ligue 1 Monaco "is living up to the principality's reputation for big spending as it prepares for its return to the French first division next season," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Bankrolled by Russian Owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, the club "has signed coveted Colombian striker Radamel Falcao" as ...

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06/19/13
Spanish Football Attendance Down

The Spanish Football League (LFP) has announced that regular season fan attendance decreased 2.4% in relation to the season before, according to the EFE. In '11-12, total attendance for La Liga and the second division was 12,923,882, but that number fell to 12,611,878 this season. La Liga stadiums h ...

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06/19/13
UEFA Remains Supportive Of Malaga Ban

UEFA President Michel Platini addressed 50 journalists in Jersualem on Tuesday and was asked about the decision to reject Malaga's appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the club's ban from continental competition, according to Juan Jimenéz of AS. Platini allowed UE ...

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06/19/13
U.S. Professor Talks Football, Economy

University of Michigan Sports Management Professor Stefan Szymanski led an academic conference on football and the economy in Barcelona in collaboration with FC Barcelona, according to Sebastián Garavelli of EL PAIS. Soccernomics, a book studying the relation between football and the economy, ...

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06/19/13
Football Notes

FIFA Security Dir Ralf Mutschke claimed the U20 World Cup in Turkey "kicking off on Friday will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing protests in Istanbul." Mutschke, a former INTERPOL director, met with Istanbul Vice Governor Aziz Mercan and Erdem Iren, a sports division police representative. T ...

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06/18/13
Murdoch's Summer League Has Obstacles

When the Premier League abandoned plans to play a "39th Game" overseas, it "was always likely" that an entrepreneur somewhere "would take up the opportunity to profit from the game's global appeal," according to Glenn Moore of the London INDEPENDENT. With the league's TV income from foreign broadcas ...

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06/18/13
Agents Won't Accept FIFA Deregulation

To prevent a feared glut of agents, FIFA "introduced, 12 years ago, a deliberately difficult exam for them to take and pass before being awarded a licence," according to Alyson Rudd of the LONDON TIMES. And it "has become progressively harder." Former League Two Chesterfield defender Steve Blatherwi ...

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