Football Notes: Oman FA Announces Strategic Partnership With Italian Football Federation
The Oman FA has announced a "strategic partnership with the Italian Football Federation." The partnership will see more friendly games between the two nations and the "possibility of the full Italian national side one day playing in Oman" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 7/15). ... The Association of European Professional Football Leagues, which represents 744 clubs in 29 countries, is "reinforcing its relationship with the Council of Europe in the fight against fan violence." The Council's Standing Committee of the Convention on Spectator Violence "voted unanimously to extend observer status to the EPFL" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 7/15).