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Barcelona withdraw from overseas fixture against Girona in Miami

Barcelona withdraw from overseas fixture against Girona in Miami | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

La Liga’s plans to stage a match in the United States next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting. “The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have agreed to withdraw their willingness to play against Girona in Miami after seeing the lack of consensus surrounding the proposal,” a Barcelona club statement read. 

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Man City top FIFA's World Cup payout for players who participated in Russia 

Manchester City will receive the largest payout - £3.9m - from FIFA's Club Benefits Fund for use of the club's players at this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote | Football | The Guardian

Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote | Football | The Guardian | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly released US court documents show

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Uefa confirm new Europa League 2

Uefa confirm new Europa League 2 | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Uefa Europa League 2 tournament to mirror existing Europa League and Champions League formats.

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Liverpool CEO Peter Moore insists club is not for sale and owners are 'in it for the long term'

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore insists club is not for sale and owners are 'in it for the long term' | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Liverpool have once again reiterated the club is not for sale despite talk of a big money takeover bid for the Premier League club. A report in the New York Post earlier this month claimed Fenway Sports Group chief John W. Henry is "quietly" entertaining informal takeover offers in the region of approximately $2bn (£1.53bn).

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Bayern Munich have announced a record revenue for the 2017/18 financial year.

Bayern Munich have announced a record revenue for the 2017/18 financial year. | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Latest financial figures see Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich FC gain US$19.1m on previous year.

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Premier League rejects FA plans to increase number of home-grown players in post-Brexit squads

Premier League rejects FA plans to increase number of home-grown players in post-Brexit squads | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Premier League has dismissed Football Association plans to increase the number of home-grown players in squads after Brexit.

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Spain, Portugal considering joint bid with Morocco for 2030 FIFA World Cup1

Spain, Portugal considering joint bid with Morocco for 2030 FIFA World Cup1 | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, a Spanish government source has revealed.

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FA investigating Fulham over serious allegations made by former director Craig Kline

FA investigating Fulham over serious allegations made by former director Craig Kline | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

After initially announcing that it was reviewing Kline’s claims, the Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that it is now investigating the club

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Manchester United paid Monaco €4m for 'ghost game' in Radamel Falcao deal, allege Football Leaks

Manchester United paid Monaco €4m for 'ghost game' in Radamel Falcao deal, allege Football Leaks | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Manchester United agreed to pay Monaco €4million to play a ‘ghost game’ as part of the agreement to take Radamel Falcao on loan, according to the latest set of documents released by Football Leaks.

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More than 500 footballers may have lost up to £1bn due to bad advice

More than 500 footballers may have lost up to £1bn due to bad advice | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

A major motivation behind the growing calls for reform of the PFA is the large number of recently retired players struggling with severe financial difficulties

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Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin insists European Super League is out of the question and will not happen

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin insists European Super League is out of the question and will not happen | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, has said a European Super League "will not happen".

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Legal battle over Parma ownership

Legal battle over Parma ownership | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The majority and minority shareholders of Parma are waging legal battle for control of the Serie A club just weeks after the takeover. The club went bankrupt in 2015 and had to begin again from Serie D with a group of local businessmen under the banner ‘Nuovo Inizio’ – new beginning.

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UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children

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LaLiga attendances up 7.3 per cent year-on-year

LaLiga attendances up 7.3 per cent year-on-year | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

La Liga stadium attendances are up 7.3 per cent year-on-year according to research conducted by Palco 23. 5,248,853 spectators attended the 295 matches played to date in the league…

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Ipswich Town finances 2017/18: Debt owed to Marcus Evans rises to £95m

Ipswich Town finances 2017/18: Debt owed to Marcus Evans rises to £95m | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Ipswich Town have released their accounts for the 2017/18 financial year ahead of the club’s PLC AGM at Portman Road tonight.

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Man City could face Champions League ban from next season

Man City could face Champions League ban from next season | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Manchester City could face a ban from next season’s Champions League over alleged deceptions of Uefa’s financial rules revealed in the Football Leaks scandal.

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Eredivisie first league to redistribute revenues from UEFA club competitions

Eredivisie first league to redistribute revenues from UEFA club competitions | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Eredivisie becomes the first league in Europe to redistribute a share of club revenues from UEFA club competitions among non-participating clubs.

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Barcelona become first sports team to average £10m a year in wages

Barcelona become first sports team to average £10m a year in wages | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The new Global Sports Salary Survey has Barcelona as the first sports team in history to pay its first-team players an average yearly salary in excess of £10m

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Report: Charity Commission to investigate how Gordon Taylor's £2.29m PFA salary is funded

Report: Charity Commission to investigate how Gordon Taylor's £2.29m PFA salary is funded | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Charity Commission is to question the Professional Footballers’ Association after concerns were raised about how chief executive Gordon Taylor’s annual pay of more than £2 million was funded.

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FA to push for cut on overseas players in Premier League regardless of Brexit 

FA to push for cut on overseas players in Premier League regardless of Brexit  | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The Football Association will seek to cut the number of overseas players permitted in Premier League squads – even if the United Kingdom does not leave the European Union

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Rebel Championship clubs to mount legal challenge and vote of no confidence against English Football League

Rebel Championship clubs to mount legal challenge and vote of no confidence against English Football League | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Rebel Championship clubs are set to take drastic action in their battle with the EFL by mounting a legal challenge and a vote of no confidence in chief executive Shaun Harvey over the £595m TV deal.

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Ron Gourlay: Reading chief executive leaves Championship club

Ron Gourlay: Reading chief executive leaves Championship club | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

Chief executive Ron Gourlay steps down from his role with Championship side Reading after 16 months with the club.

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Report: Gordon Taylor faces calls to quit as TV cash talks stall and accounts revelations add to pressure on PFA boss

Report: Gordon Taylor faces calls to quit as TV cash talks stall and accounts revelations add to pressure on PFA boss | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The scrutiny on Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, is intensifying after it emerged that his organisation is still in negotiations with the Premier League over its core funding from next year.

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EFL agrees new TV rights deal worth £595m with Sky Sports

EFL agrees new TV rights deal worth £595m with Sky Sports | Football Industry News | Scoop.it

The English Football League has agreed a new five-year TV rights deal with Sky Sports worth £595m, the organisation has announced. The new deal, which will run from the start of next season until May 2024, represents a 35 per cent increase on the current arrangement.

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