Forget Picasso or Dali, FC Barcelona's museo is the cool place to visit

Barca museumBy David Owen
January 30 – Barcelona, one of the two giants of Spanish club football, are claiming that the FC Barcelona Museum has again won the title of most visited in Catalonia, outpulling museums devoted to the famous painters Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

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Prince Ali launches campaign with promises of openness, but no detail of backers

Prince Ali 3By Andrew Warshaw
January 30 - Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, regarded by many as the most credible rival to Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA, today unveiled his vision for the future of football's world governing body - but declined to name the five federations who have officially endorsed his candidacy.

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Warner faces new look at old charges by Trinidad integrity tribunal

jack warnerJanuary 31 - The shadow of Jack Warner and his dealings as president of CONCACAF has made a reappearance in Trinidad where a tribunal has been appointed to investigate his assets and registered interests as part of the integrity checks on the island for public officials.

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Figo finds favour and joins race for FIFA hot seat

Luis-FigoJanuary 30 - Six European federations have formally endorsed Luis Figo's bid to become FIFA president, sweeping away any doubts about whether Portugal's most capped footballer will meet one of the strict criteria for standing.

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News analysis: deadline signals end to phoney war, let battle commence

fifaBy Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent
January 30 - The deadline for applications has passed. But the political manoeuvrings and strategic mind games have only just begun. Welcome to another tactical FIFA election process.

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Spanish FA warns it will halt play unless 'government interference' stops

Angel Maria VillarBy Mark Baber
January 30 - Relations between the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Spanish Government Sports Council (CSD) and their respective leaders have taken an dramatic turn for the worse as the Federation requested the head of the CSD be removed from all positions in football and on Thursday warned it was prepared to halt football in the country over "government interference".

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All ends in tears for Mali as Guinea get the luck of the draw

AFCON drawJanuary 30 - African football chiefs admit that the system of drawing lots in their major competition must be revised after Mali's quarterfinal dream in the Africa Cup of Nations was unfairly dashed.

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AFC family row: unwanted Aussies may have to leave after hosting the party

AFC Kuala LumpurBy Andrew Warshaw
January 30 - Australia's euphoria at reaching the Asian Cup final on home soil is being partly overshadowed by an apparent move by Gulf nations to have them thrown out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and sent back to Oceania.

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CSKA Sofia costs rocket to record €7.5m after year of infighting

todorovBy Alexander Krassimirov
January 30 -  The chief executive officer of Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia, Alexander Todorov (pictured), has revealed that the costs of running the club in 2014 year were almost BGN 15 million (€7.5 million), a high amount by Bulgarian standards.

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