Ludogorets to host Real and Liverpool in CL in Sofia

VasilLevskiStadiumBy Alexander Krassimirov
September 1 - Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad will play its home games in the Champions League at the National Stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia, according to a club announcement.

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Nigerian football stares into the abyss of no matches and further suspension

Chris GiwaBy Mark Baber
September 1 - Following the farcical events of last week, FIFA have rejected the controversial 'election' of Chris Giwa (pictured) as the new president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and warned that Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if he does not vacate the post by midnight tonight.

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Transfer window closes with flurry of loan deals, now time to count the cost

Sky transfer window graphicSeptember 1 - Despite frenetic transfer activity in the final few hours of the summer window, the fact that many of the major deals are loans reflects UEFA's financial fair play rules which Michel Platini says are having the desired effect.

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UEFA to re-rank seedings for future draws to keep top clubs apart

Champions League drawBy Andrew Warshaw
September 1 - UEFA look set to change the format for seeding clubs in the Champions League to avoid the totally unsatisfactory situation of domestic champions being ranked lower than other clubs from the same country.

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Rojo's Man Utd deal stalled as criminal case and TPO create perfect storm

Marcos RojoBy Andrew Warshaw
September 1 - The complications of a criminal case back home plus a thorny example of the pitfalls that come with third-party ownership (TPO) appear to have combined to hold up Manchester United's £16 million purchase of Argentine World Cup star Marcos Rojo.

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UEFA fine Linfield for breaking 'standing' rules

uefa flagSeptember 1 - Northern Ireland Premiership club Linfield have been fined €15,000 for breaching UEFA rules over standing areas. The punishment relates to the Belfast side's home game against Swedes AIK Solna in the Europa League on July 17.

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Fluminense and Sporting KC sign for player trading and youth partnership

Thiago SilvaSeptember 1 - MLS' Sporting KC has announced a formal partnership with Brazil's Fluminense FC. The two clubs will share philosophies, marketing strategies, business practices, and players too.

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IMG pick up international TV rights to 2015 Gold Cup and Women's Championship

Gold cupAugust 31 – IMG has picked up international TV sales distribution rights to a package of CONCACAF championships in 2015, including the Gold Cup and the Champions' League. The deal will see IMG sell the rights in all territories outside of the CONCACAF region.

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Bidding for African Cup of Nations 2017 hots up

AFCON trophyBy Mark Baber
August 29 - Following last week's admission by Libya that is would be impossible for them to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, a surprising number of countries have expressed interest in hosting the tournament, with bids due to be submitted by the end of September.

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