Football Notes: ManU Fans To Begin Singing Experiment During Champions League Game
Organizers are calling on ManU fans "taking part in the singing section experiment at Old Trafford on Wednesday to get there early." A long-standing attempt "to generate a better atmosphere for United home games means 1,500 supporters will be located in the area normally reserved for the away contingent." An anticipated 6,000 following from Spain for Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Real Sociedad "has created the space for an initiative being spearheaded by various fans' groups and given official sanction by the club" (PA, 10/22). ... Following the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 16 El Salvador players earlier this month, FIFA confirmed the extension of sanctions imposed on three additional El Salvador players relating to match-manipulation investigations. The three players have received a six-month ban, a 12-month ban and a five-year ban from all football-related activities, respectively (FIFA).