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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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Russia Still To Stage 2018 World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that Russia will "still stage the 2018 World Cup finals despite the continuing blight of racism in the country’s football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Asked at a "media round table event if Russia risked losing the World Cup," Blatter said, "We have ...

Tags: Russia, International Football

Germany To Submit Euro 2024 Bid

The German Football Federation (DFB) told UEFA that it "will submit a bid to host" Euro 2024, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said, "Eighteen years after the unique 2006 World Cup the time is right for another summer fairytale in Germany. The last time the ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

UEFA Charges CSKA Over Racism Claims

World football players' union FIFPro has criticized UEFA "for failing to enforce its own guidelines on racism following the abuse hurled" at Man City's Yaya Touré in Moscow, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFPro said that UEFA's match officials "failed to act" after Tour&ea ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Footballer Says He Is Stuck In Qatar

French football player Zahir Belounis, who said that he is trapped in Qatar, "may be heading home by next week," according to Robert Tuttle of BLOOMBERG. The 33-year-old midfielder, who first came to the country in '07 to play for the Doha-based Military Sports Association, said that "his ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Boca Juniors Fans Rated World's Best

French football magazine So Foot "ranked the atmosphere at home games of Argentine first division side Boca Juniors as the best in the world," according to CLARIN. Boca's top ranking "was based on a So Foot editor's personal experience at Boca Juniors games, where he saw fans' fervor and the at ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Brazilian Prosecutors Sue FIFA

Brazilian prosecutors are "suing FIFA for reimbursement of public funds spent on temporary structures in stadiums that will host next year’s World Cup," according to the AP. Prosecutors’ offices in five Brazilian states said in statements posted on their web pages that "they're seeking r ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Footballers Use Of Payday Firms Examined

Charity Sporting Chance has revealed that footballers are "resorting to payday loans to fund their gambling habits," according to Ashley Clements of the London DAILY MAIL. Sporting Chance CEO Colin Bland said that players are "so desperate to bet they are taking out short-term loans before turning t ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Football Notes

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb has said that the organization "is studying the prospect of a professional league spanning the Caribbean nations, adding such a competition could become reality in three to four years" ( SOCCEREX, 10/24 ). ... Organizers of the singing section at ManU's Champions Le ...

Tags: International Football

PFA Chair Says FA Commission 'Flawed'

Outgoing Professional Footballers' Association Chair Clarke Carlisle said the FA commission set up to improve the fortunes of the England national team is "fundamentally flawed" because of its "elite" nature, according to the BBC. Carlisle said, "These are all guys that we know. These are ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Canada To Invest $351M In Women's WC

Canadian FA President Victor Montagliani "has pledged to put on the best ever women's World Cup in 2015" which, he said, will be a "game changer" for the sport in his country, according to Nicholson & Cayman of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Montagliani said, "It has been said the future of football is ...

Tags: International Football, North America

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