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Chinese Property Developer Wanda Group Eyes 30% Stake Of Serie A Club AC Milan

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 27 / 15

China's biggest property developer is "expanding sports empire in Europe," according to Emma Glez of CHINA DAILY. Dalian Wanda Group is interested in purchasing a 30% stake of Serie A side AC Milan, as the company "continues its shopping spree to build a sports empire in Europe." Wanda, which contro...

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Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths Revealed

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FIFA Approves World Cup Water Breaks

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Hong Kong FA CEO Mark Sutcliffe said that the move to suspend Happy Valley and Tuen Mun from the First Division is a strong message that the HKFA is serious about "cleaning up" the sport as it looks towards a new professional era, according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The clubs ...

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FIFA TMS Launches Big 5 Transfer Analysis

The FIFA Transfer Matching System has launched a new report -- The BIG 5: Transfer Window Analysis January 2014 -- with analysis of int’l transfers involving clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The report covers transfers completed in January -- an important time for many pla ...

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Serie A Considering Ending Co-Ownership

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday that "the co-ownership of players in Serie A could be abolished," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Meetings regarding the issue "have already taken place between clubs with a view to bringing about the change" by the summer of ‘16. The n ...

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Valencia To Host Copa Del Rey Finals

The finals of the Copa del Rey on April 19 will take place at Mestalla stadium in Valencia, which was chosen by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), according to Joaquín Maroto of AS. Real Madrid will play will the winner of Barcelona and Real Sociedad -- Barcelona has a 2-0 lead going int ...

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Qatar 2022 Publishes 'Workers' Charter'

Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have published a "Workers' Charter" in an attempt to protect the rights of migrant employees, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. The new 50-page document has "been developed in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation." The Int'l Trade Uni ...

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LFP Reports Improved Attendance

The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced on Tuesday that as of the 23rd and 25th match days in La Liga and the Spanish second division, respectively, attendance for the ’13-14 season has increased by 223,681 spectators from a year ago. La Liga has seen stadium attendance drop by .47%, and t ...

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Mexican second division football President José Vázquez Ávila announced on Monday an agreement with Peru's second division -- to be called the México-Perú MR MT -- which will "allow for the exchange of youth players with the goal of strengthening both leagues," acc ...

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