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AFC Bournemouth searching for suitable site for new stadium

AFC Bournemouth searching for suitable site for new stadium | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

AFC Bournemouth have begun the search for a suitable site for new stadium, which they hope to open in 2020-21.

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Leeds and Cellino breached FA's Football Agent Regulations

Leeds and Cellino breached FA's Football Agent Regulations | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Leeds United owner sanctioned for breaching The FA's Football Agent Regulations

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Fifa president Gianni Infantino is proposing World Cup changes, including having 16 groups

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is proposing World Cup changes, including having 16 groups | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Fifa president Gianni Infantino backed the expansion of the World Cup to include 48 teams, featuring 16 groups of three. Infantino, who replaced disgraced predecessor Sepp Blatter earlier this year, had proposed the expanded competition but had originally suggested that although the event would feature 48 countries, only the traditional 32 would advance to the finals.

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Fresh delays hit Chinese group's bid to buy AC Milan

Fresh delays hit Chinese group's bid to buy AC Milan | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Chinese consortium attempting to buy Italy's AC Milan Serie A soccer club has agreed with the current owners to postpone the acquisition until March 3 after the buyers failed to secure the relevant authorization from Chinese authorities, Fininvest said.

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FIFA loses the man who led fight against match-fixing

FIFA loses the man who led fight against match-fixing | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The man who was leading FIFA's fight against match-fixing has left his post, soccer's world governing body said on Monday.

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Sepp Blatter: Former Fifa president's six-year ban upheld after appeal to Cas

Sepp Blatter: Former Fifa president's six-year ban upheld after appeal to Cas | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter's six-year ban from football is upheld after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Wycombe chairman reveals club are now debt free to previous owner

Wycombe chairman reveals club are now debt free to previous owner | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

CHAIRBOYS chairman Andrew Howard revealed at a supporters’ trust AGM that the debt to former chairman Steve Hayes has been paid off thanks to…

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Pulis accused of fraudulent behaviour in High Court judgment on Crystal Palace exit and ordered to pay club £3.7m

Pulis accused of fraudulent behaviour in High Court judgment on Crystal Palace exit and ordered to pay club £3.7m | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Tony Pulis’s reputation has been shredded in a High Court judgment against him in which he stands accused of acting fraudulently in engineering his departure from Crystal Palace immediately after receiving a £2million bonus.

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Notts County takeover talks break down

Notts County takeover talks break down | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Alan Hardy says talks have broken down over a proposed takeover of Notts County because of owner Ray Trew's asking price. Nottingham businessman Hardy had been confident about striking a dea

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Neymar faces two-year prison sentence

Neymar faces two-year prison sentence | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison sentence for Barcelona forward Neymar along with a $10.6m fine for his part in a corruption case that surrounds his controversial move from Santos to Barcelona in 2013, a court filing said. Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a fine of €8.4m (£7.1m) for the club, but called for charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to be dropped.

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Vincent Tan converts £8m of debt as he tries make Cardiff City debt-free

Vincent Tan converts £8m of debt as he tries make Cardiff City debt-free | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Cardiff City owner has pledged to make the club debt-free in five years

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St. Louis ownership group announces sweeping plans for MLS expansion bid

St. Louis ownership group announces sweeping plans for MLS expansion bid | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

A Missouri-based ownership group announced on Thursday a sweeping plan to pursue an MLS expansion team for St. Louis – and a new downtown, soccer-specific stadium for the club to call home. Known as SC STL, the group will fund much of the construction of the stadium project, which is estimated to

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Premier League sells China TV rights for £564m, report claims

Premier League sells China TV rights for £564m, report claims | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The reported three-year deal with streaming service PPTV would be one of the EPL’s biggest ever

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Checkatrade Trophy may be scrapped, says head of English Football League

Checkatrade Trophy may be scrapped, says head of English Football League | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The controversial Checkatrade Trophy may be scrapped after only one season, the head of the English Football League, Shaun Harvey, has said

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HMRC chief calls for tax crackdown on Premier League footballers

HMRC chief calls for tax crackdown on Premier League footballers | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Jon Thompson tells MPs that offshore image rights payments are most significant tax avoidance issue in football

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MLS has more high-earning players than Italy's Serie A, report finds

MLS has more high-earning players than Italy's Serie A, report finds | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

5% of players in MLS earn €100,000 or more per week, compared to 3% in Serie A, report from Europe finds

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Michael Laudrup: Ex-Swansea boss denies he stood to profit from transfers

Michael Laudrup: Ex-Swansea boss denies he stood to profit from transfers | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Former Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup denies he was sacked because of concerns he and his agent stood to profit from player transfers.

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Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims

Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says.

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Vikings threaten lawsuit over possible Minnesota United soccer games at U.S. Bank Stadium

Vikings threaten lawsuit over possible Minnesota United soccer games at U.S. Bank Stadium | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The owners of the Major League Soccer expansion franchise the Minnesota United are in talks about playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium — and it has left the stadium's primary tenant, the Minnesota Vikings, crying foul and threatening to sue.

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Reading FC: Thai owners to sell majority shares to Chinese brother and sister

Reading FC: Thai owners to sell majority shares to Chinese brother and sister | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Reading's Thai-based owners are on the brink of selling their shares to a Chinese brother and sister.

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Bolton Wanderers back from brink of administration after share deal is brokered

Bolton Wanderers back from brink of administration after share deal is brokered | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

BOLTON Wanderers appear to have been pulled back from the brink of administration once again after a share deal was brokered last night.

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Silvio Berlusconi to take AC Milan back if takeover deal falls through

Silvio Berlusconi to take AC Milan back if takeover deal falls through | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

A consortium of Chinese investors have called two board meetings -- one on Dec. 2 and the other on Dec. 13 -- for final approval to be given.

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Mutko calls for Fifa talks over World Cup rights fee

Mutko calls for Fifa talks over World Cup rights fee | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union, will hold talks with Fifa over the sale of media rights for the 2018 World Cup in the country after the proposed fee rocketed, according to the Tass news agency.

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Report: AC Milan sale delayed?

Report: AC Milan sale delayed? | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The closing of Sino-Europe Sports’ takeover of Milan could be postponed, according to reports.

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Premier League clubs take 'first steps' towards safe standing

Premier League clubs take 'first steps' towards safe standing | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Premier League clubs took their “first steps towards safe standing” after they agreed to explore what would be the biggest change to how fans watch English football for a generation.

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