Football Notes: Argentina Officials Urge Clubs To Pay Off Debts Or Move Home Games
Argentina's Sports Security Committee (CSD) has urged Argentinian football clubs San Lorenzo and Huracán to cancel their debts to the country's Federal Police. If the teams fail to pay off their debts, they will not be able to host their weekend games. San Lorenzo is set to host Godoy Cruz on Saturday, but owes 6.5M Argentine pesos ($1.3M) for unpaid services since '11. Huracán is scheduled to play Patronato on Friday, but owes 1.5M Argentine pesos ($.29M) (CLARIN, 4/24). ... The judge of the case regarding the debt of La Liga side Deportivo La Coruña has chosen the AUREN Auditors firm to audit the club's accounts. The Spanish firm will audit Deportivo, which filed for bankruptcy in January, "on the present financial year, which ends next June 30" (AS, 4/24). ... Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday "unveiled the country's answer to South Africa's vuvuzela" -- the plastic horn that provided an omnipresent din at the 2010 World Cup. The caxirola, pronounced ka-shee-raw-la, "has the backing of the Rousseff government to be the official instrument of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil" (XINHUA, 4/24). ... Malaga players "finally have something to smile about following the controversial end to their unimaginable Champions League run," a sum of €6M ($7.8M) "to split between the players for all they accomplished throughout the year" (INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 4/24).