News Analysis: FIFA interferes with CONCACAF election, what will CAS do?


By James Dostoyevsky

May 5 – The ban of CFU President Gordon Derrick, which prevents him from running for CONCACAF president, is possibly one of the most lawyered documents we have seen of late. But it is a tale of law and its manipulation that is not over as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is to be asked to rule on the case.

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Matt Scott: Ranieri’s reputation died in Greece. Now it is reborn

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“Come Dionysus – burst into life, burst into being, be a mighty bull, a hundred-headed snake, a fire-breathing lion. Burst into smiling life, oh Bacchus!” Euripides, The Bacchae

In Greek mythology Dionysus, or Bacchus, was an unborn child when his pregnant mother was killed and he was rescued by his father, Zeus, later to be born from the thigh of the god. Dionysus became the Greek god of the harvest,

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Sunderland’s Black Cats in the red again

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By David Owen

May 3 – Sunderland, the Wearside club battling hard to escape relegation from the Premier League under Sam Allardyce, have rounded off the annual financial results season in the English top tier by reporting a £25.4 million pre-tax loss for the year to 31 July 2015.

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UEFA’s concentrated club wealth leaves little room for Infantino’s ‘solidarity’ pitch

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By Paul Nicholson

May 4 – On the day that FIFA president Gianni Infantino addressed his former UEFA colleagues in Budapest with a plea for them to forgo their $5 million grants from FIFA for the greater good of developing world football, KPMG’s Football Benchmark team (also based in Budapest) produced an analysis of how UEFA has distributed its substantial wealth from its two major competitions (Champions League and Europa League) over the past three seasons.

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