Platini savages TPO and calls for 'tailor-made legal framework'

Michel Platini10By David Owen
October 21 – Michel Platini, the UEFA President, has used a keynote speech to European Union (EU) Sports Ministers in Rome to launch a scathing attack on the practice of third-party ownership (TPO).

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Platini backs a German for World Player award

World Cup winners GermanyOctober 21 - UEFA president Michel Platini says it's only fair that a German player wins this year's FIFA World Player award because of the country's World Cup success.

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Now Nepal falls under FIFA audit scrutiny as cash questions raised

NepalBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Yet another Asian country has become embroiled in corruption allegations as the fallout from the Mohamed bin Hammam era continues. Nepal's football association (ANFA) is implementing "corrective measures", say FIFA, amid claims by some of its own senior officials regarding embezzlement of funds.

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India: 123 year old Mohammedan Sporting Club disbands football team

Mohammedan Sporting ClubBy Mark Baber
October 21 - The executive committee of the 123-year old Mohammedan Sporting Club, a Kolkota club with a glorious history, made the decision on Saturday to disband their football team for an indefinite period after failing to find a sponsor and being unable to pay salaries to players and coaching staff for the last 3 - 4 months.

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UEFA hands out fines to Galatasaray, Wales and Andorra for fan trouble

UEFA2October 21 – UEFA have fined Galatasaray €50,000 and ordered the Turkish club pay costs for the trouble caused by their fans in the Champions League clash at Arsenal on October 1.

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Brazilian football violence claims fourth death this year

Palmeiras fansBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Brazilian police have detained six people following the death of a 21-year-old Palmeiras fan that has heaped more shame on the domestic game - the fourth fatality involving rival supporters this year.

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Goal celebration goes tragically wrong for Indian footballer

Peter Biaksangzuala tributeOctober 21 - Indian football, which has just launched its much-touted Super League in an attempt to bolster interest, has suffered an untimely blow with a fatal tragedy as a result of a goal celebration in a state-level league game that went tragically wrong.

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Ukraine vs Russia causes more damage to Shakhtar's Donbass Arena

Donbass Arena damagedOctober 21 - Ukraine's domestic champions have once again become an unwitting victim of the military conflict in the country after Shakhtar Donetsk's state-of-the-art Donbass Arena suffered further damage from shelling despite a ceasefire agreed between the government and Russian-backed separatists.

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Interviewee beware, FIFA ethics' confidential doesn't mean confidential after all

Michael Garcia6By Paul Nicholson
October 20 – In response to allegations and evidence that he promised confidentiality to those interviewed in his investigation of the bidding process for 2018 and 2022, FIFA's chief ethics investigator, Michael Garcia, has told German news magazine Der Spiegel that the wording is merely a "standard statement".

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