Football Notes: Mexico City Assigns 4,900 Police To Pumas-América Liga MX Clash
Before Monday's Liga MX game between Pumas and América, which took place at 8:30 at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City, the Mexico City security secretary announced that 4,900 police officers would be assigned to the game for security (LA AFICION, 9/1). ... The Oman FA "is to launch its first professional league, the Omantel Professional League," with the new league starting with the new season on Sept. 13 (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 9/2). ... Besiktas has joined fellow Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce in "being excluded from European competition this season" after the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday dismissed its appeal against UEFA's decision to ban it from the Europa League (SOCCEREX, 9/2).