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Brazil Invites Colombia To Play Charity Match Benefiting Chapecoense

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

A Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesperson said that "Brazil has invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff" killed in the Medellín air crash, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Last we...

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CONCACAF Unveils New Code Of Conduct

A new code of conduct "was launched" by CONCACAF, according to STABROEK NEWS. The new Code of Conduct, assisted by an ethics hotline, "sets new standards for organisations that provide a product or service to CONCACAF or to whom the Confederation makes payment to." CONCACAF said that all football, c ...

Tags: South America, International Football

Chung Says Candidacy Hangs By Thread

South Korea's Chung Mong-joon said that he has been left in a "double bind" after a Swiss court rejected his request to temporarily lift a six-year ban from football that would "allow him to stand as a candidate" in FIFA's presidential election, according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. A Zuric ...

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Scala Denounces Payment To Platini

The first public indication from within FIFA "about the weight of the case" against FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini was provided Tuesday by its financial compliance head, who denounced a payment that led to them being suspended as a "classic conflict of interest," accor ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Fears For FIFA Development Programs Grow

As FIFA "struggles with internal reforms to clear up a corruption scandal, some within the sport worry that the world governing body could be distracted from its commitment to international development programs," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Especially in Africa, football associations that l ...

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Football Notes

UEFA is "set to investigate an attack on four black fans during Dynamo Kyiv’s 0-0 Champions League draw against Chelsea." Footage of the incident obtained by the anti-discrimination network Fare, and passed to UEFA’s disciplinary body, "appears to show a group of Dynamo fans attacking fo ...

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Slush Fund Claim Dividing German Football

The debate over Der Spiegel's allegations that German bidders used a slush fund to help secure the 2006 World Cup "continues to divide German football," according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN. The German FA (DFB) has admitted that a payment to FIFA had been made, but the DFB claimed that "they did no ...

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Salman 'Urged' To Run For FIFA Presidency

Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain said he has been "urged" to stand in the election for FIFA president but "wants to gauge opinion from football federations in the region before he decides whether to run," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Brit ...

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FIFA Sticks To February Election Date

The "dwindling prospect" of UEFA President Michel Platini succeeding Sepp Blatter as FIFA president "became ever more remote" on Tuesday after FIFA agreed to hold the election on Feb. 26 as planned, according to Teddy Cutler of the LONDON TIMES. Platini, the embattled UEFA president, has been b ...

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England To Play Away From Wembley

England fans will not have to travel to London to watch home friendlies next season "after it was revealed that Roy Hodgson's side will play away from Wembley in preparation for Euro 2016," according to Luke Augustus of the London DAILY MAIL. FA CEO Martin Glenn confirmed that the governing body pla ...

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Prosecutor To Look Into Allegations

An official said on Monday that Frankfurt's state prosecutor will look into bribery allegations concerning the 2006 World Cup after a magazine report "suggested a slush fund had been used to buy votes" for the German bid in '00, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Frankfurt state prosecut ...

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