League Notes: FIFA Fines Brazilian Football Confederation For Withholding Doping Info
FIFA has fined the Brazilian Football Confederation around €8,000 ($10,669) "after it failed to provide information relating to a doping case" (ESPN, 8/16). ... Indonesia's Enterprise Ministry "agreed to provide economic support to the Indonesia National Sports Committee (KONI)" in preparation for several int'l sporting events, including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (JAKARTA GLOBE, 8/16). ... A team of Barwani, India Police have "arrested five people, including a bookie, allegedly involved in betting on English county cricket matches" in Indore (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 8/18). ... Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has "defended banned spinner Danish Kaneria, questioning the evidence of spot-fixing against him by claiming that the alleged Indian bookmaker suspected to be close to the bowler has been Pakistan Cricket Board's official guest on several occasions" (PTI, 8/18). ... The World Anti-Doping Agency is "warning all athletes at the Asian Youth Games to 'Say No To Doping' in a themed activity that began Friday, the Games' opening day of competition" (XINHUA, 8/18). ... Israel will allow youth football teams "into the West Bank in a departure from its original decision after pressure from UEFA and FIFA" (HAARETZ, 8/17). ... A five-member Club Licensing Appeals Body is scheduled to meet at the All India Football Federation Headquarters on Wednesday. The council will "decide on the 14 I-League clubs’ appeal for exemption from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Club Licensing Criteria for the forthcoming season" (THE HINDU, 8/16).