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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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07/23/13
Two Argentine Fans Killed Prior To Match

Two men were killed in a fight between fans of Argentine first division side Boca Juniors just before Boca Juniors was scheduled to take on San Lorenzo on Sunday in Buenos Aires, according to the BBC. The violence was started by "members of rival factions of Boca Juniors supporters." The two men kil ...

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07/23/13
Iran Bans Footballer Over UAE Dispute

Iran "has barred national football team captain Javad Nekounam's lucrative transfer to a club in neighbouring UAE because of a dispute over a name," according to the AFP. Nekounam finalized a deal with newly promoted club Sharjah. Iran Football Federation President Ali Kafashian said that the move - ...

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07/23/13
Libya Women's Football Team Banned

Libya's int'l women's football team, already under threat from religious extremists, "has been banned from taking part in a major tournament next week by the country's sporting authorities," according to Chris Stephen of the London GUARDIAN. Libya's FA told the team that it could not fly t ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

07/23/13
Football Notes

Brazilian authorities "have backed down from a threat to ban shirtless and standing fans" at Rio de Janeiro's revamped Maracanã stadium "after the latest public outcry." Rio de Janeiro state government's sports ministry said in a statement: "Fans will be able to take flags with masts up of up ...

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07/22/13
Brazilians To Receive World Cup Discount

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Poland's Euro 2012 Benefits Minimal

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UAE Football League Struggling

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07/19/13
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