Football Notes: Tribute Paid to Hillsborough Victims Prior To Liverpool-Man City Match
Liverpool fans "held up a mosaic spelling out '96 25 years' during a minute’s silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster." The tribute Sunday came before Liverpool’s Premier League match against Man City. Former Man City players Mike Summerbee, Joe Corrigan and Tony Book "presented a floral tribute of 96 blue-and-red roses to Liverpool greats Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush before the game at Anfield" (AP, 4/13). ... Japanese FA VP Kohzo Tashima "announced that he will run for a seat on the FIFA Executive Committee." Elections "are taking place at the Asian Football Confederation Congress" in '15 (WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER, 4/11). ... Antiguan football clubs "are rebelling against their federation, the Antiguan and Barbuda Football Association," and calling for FIFA or CONCACAF to step in and take control. They "want the ABFA audited and full financial transparency by an independent body" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/13).