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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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South China Could Play In AFC Champions League

Hong Kong First Division champion South China could find itself fighting for a place in next season's Asian Football Confederation Champions League after the AFC "opened the door for Hong Kong to take part in the region's top club competition despite the city still lacking a fully professional ...

Tags: International Football, China

EPL To Warn Fans Over Flares

Premier League Football supporters who take flares or smoke bombs into stadiums "are risking banning orders or even prison," according to the BBC. It is "launching a campaign aimed at eradicating the growing trend of fans taking pyrotechnic devices to matches." Recent incidents involving flares "hav ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Juventus To Play A-League All-Star Game

Football Federation Australia "has confirmed the A-League All Stars match will return next year," and Italian Serie A side Juventus "are red-hot favourites to be brought to Australia for the showpiece event," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sydney or Melbourne will likely ho ...

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FIFA Makes Match-Fixing Ban Global

FIFA has imposed global bans on four players and a coach from Australia's Southern Stars Victorian Premier League side "in an escalation of the most serious match-fixing scandal to hit the country," according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The five individuals -- all four players are En ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

Panama Files Mexico Eligibility Protest

Panama "wants to prevent Mexico from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup," according to OLE. Panama is "protesting that Mexico's Chaco Giménez previously participated in a game with Argentina, and is therefore asking for Mexico to lose points." This would "prevent the Mexican team from playing ...

Tags: North America, International Football

Football Notes

FIFA has provided funds worth $500,000 "to build infrastructure" to update a football academy in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Int'l School of Football "opened earlier this year and has been training North Korean youths between the ages of 6 and 13" ( KOREA HERALD, 10/31 ). ... The 2014 Thai Premier ...

Tags: International Football

DFB Against World Cup On Artificial Turf

The German women's national football team "is collectively against FIFA's plans to play the majority of games at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf," according to the SID. Should FIFA "not back away from its plans, then women's national team head coach Silvia Neid wants to confr ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

UEFA To Up Champions League Prize Money

Champions League clubs' share of billion-dollar annual prize money "is set to rise through 2018 as their need for income increases in the 'Financial Fair Play' era," according to the AP. The agency marketing Champions League rights on behalf of UEFA said on Monday that clubs will be "happy" with the ...

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Partial Closure Of CSKA Stadium

UEFA has ordered the partial closure of CSKA Moscow's stadium after finding its supporters "guilty of racially abusing Yaya Toure," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. CSKA "will be forced to close Sector D of the Arena Khimki" during its next Champions League home match against Ba ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

Football League Considers Use Of GL Tech

The Football League "will consider whether to introduce goalline technology in the latter rounds of the Capital One Cup, the tournament it oversees, and maintains it has no ideological opposition to its use in the league programme," according to David Hytner of the London GUARDIAN. The problem, howe ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

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