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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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World Cup Prize Money Increased

The winner of the 2014 World Cup will win €10M ($13.5M) "more than Spain won in '10," according to Julio Chiappetta of CLARIN. The "champion of the upcoming World Cup" will take home €40M ($54M) after Spain earned €30M in '10. Each "team that participates will make" at least €8M ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Adidas Unveils World Cup Ball In Brazil

Adidas "revealed the design" for the 2014 World Cup Ball, called the "Brazuca," according to Graham Parker of the London GUARDIAN. Named by a fan poll in Brazil that drew almost a million votes, the Brazuca "was branded for a colloquial phrase that supposedly references something intrinsically Brazi ...

Tags: International Football

Report: Bundesliga Ticket Prices

German sports business magazine SPONSORs has analyzed the ticket prices and hospitality occupancy rate of all 36 Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga clubs and found out that a single-game ticket costs between €8-€94 ($11-$128) during the '13-14 season. It is SPONSORs' second consecutive re ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

World Cup Organizers Look To Calm Fears

World Cup organizers on Wednesday will "attempt to allay fears about security, escalating accommodation and travel prices" at next summer’s event in Brazil, according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. Representatives from FIFA and the Brazilian Government "will also gather in Costa do S ...

Tags: International Football

D.C. United, Inter Milan Partner

Just weeks after Major League Soccer D.C. United co-Owner Erick Thohir took over Serie A Inter Milan, the clubs have announced a collaborative agreement to form a strategic partnership. The partnership will include sharing of team, organizational and competitive best practices, subject to relevant r ...

Tags: International Football, North America, Europe

Argentine Footballers Demand Salary

The Argentine Footballers Association (FAA) has warned that players will not play in the Argentine FA's tournaments scheduled for '14 if they are "not paid the money they are owed by the end of the year," according to the EP. The FAA released a statement critical of "the grave economic and financial ...

Tags: International Football, South America

CBF Wants To Increase Foreign Presence

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is "considering raising from three to five the number of foreign players that teams can use per game, addressing a request from clubs including Porto Alegre, Gremio and Vitoria," according to the EFE. This "information was attributed to CBF President Jos&ea ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

FIFA Chiefs Gather In Brazil

Brazil's "troubled build-up" for the 2014 World Cup "takes centre stage again this week," but there are a number of other global issues facing FIFA chiefs as they head to Salvador, Brazil, for a series of meetings ahead of Friday's World Cup draw, according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBAL ...

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EPL Inks Deal With Chinese Super League

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Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, China

FA Ref Charged With Computer Hacking

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