NFF crisis: Giwa faction withdraws case from court

Nigeria shirt logoBy Mark Baber
October 31 - The day before the expiry of a FIFA deadline for his court case to be withdrawn, and following intervention from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Chris Giwa's faction has withdrawn its case against Amaju Pinnick and his newly elected board, forestalling a possible FIFA ban for government interference.

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English FA gets tough with Ferdinand on Twitter and Clattenburg on travel

FA logo on WembleyBy Andrew Warshaw
October 30 - English football authorities have split public opinion by clamping down hard on former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and one of the country's top referees, Mark Clattenburg, for two unrelated misdemeanours.

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Euro 2016 build provides ‘20,000 job’ boost for France

Euro 2106 logoBy David Owen
October 30 – The construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector, according to Patrick Kanner, the French Sports Minister.

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Mutko to open World Football Forum in Moscow

Vitaly Mutko 4October 30 - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko will give the welcome address to World Football Forum gathering in Moscow, November 13. Organiser have now released their programme for the event which ends with a VIP reception at the Inter-Continental Hotel.

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Bolton left wondering over mooted east Asian tie-up

Reebok Stadium BoltonOctober 30 - English second-tier club Bolton Wanderers are playing down rumours of a potential takeover by a Thai consortium which would represent the latest foreign incursion into English football.

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2015 turf wars: FIFA says it is about pitch quality and weather, lawyers disagree

Womens World Cup 2015By Andrew Warshaw
October 30 - FIFA have broken their silence over the artificial turf controversy that threatens to disrupt next year's Womens World Cup in Canada, insisting the pitches will be of the highest standard and rejecting any sense of discrimination against female players.

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Purslow joins Chelsea to push sales, as Man Utd notches two more deals

Man utd and IVCOctober 30 - On the pitch Chelsea were denied a win in the Premier League against Manchester United last weekend by a last gasp equalizer by Robin van Persie. Off the pitch commercial results are far from evenly matched with Man Utd this week adding two new sponsors, while Chelsea have put faith in new signing Christian Purslow to lead the line in a bid to boost their global commercial activity.

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Real sign £20m sponsorship with Abu Dhabi petrol giant

Real Madrid and IPICOctober 30 - Real Madrid have struck another deal with affluent Gulf investors as they bid maintain their status as the world's richest club.

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Chinese company comes to the rescue of Brazil's Santos

Santos and HuaweiBy Mark Baber
October 30 - Santos have announced the signing of a major sponsorship deal with Chinese technology firm Huawei through to the end of 2014, with the option of an extension.

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