Football Notes: FIFA Orders Ukraine, Peru To Play World Cup Games Without Fans
FIFA said that Ukraine and Peru "will play their next home qualifying matches" for the 2014 World Cup without spectators. FIFA said in a statement, "The bans were imposed over the actions of supporters during earlier qualifying matches" (BLOOMBERG, 9/27). ... Real Madrid player Isco will have to pay €2.6M ($3.5M) "to his former agents, sports management firm IMG." Newspaper El Confidencial reported that the Spanish youngster "allegedly broke his contract with the firm and then ignored their request for talks" (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 9/28).