Brazil's Corinthians; a club to live and die with

Corinthians cemeteryBy Ricardo Setyon
November 24 - They came, they saw, they conquered. And now they can die in peace. Corinthians fans now have their own special resting place – perhaps ironically for a club that has suffered the rollercoaster of life's highs and lows.

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AIFF announce I-League start date but gloss over Churchill Brothers case

I-league logoBy Mark Baber
November 25 - Following the All India Football Federation (AIFF) organised I-League meeting in Delhi on Monday, it was announced that the start of the I-League will be on January 17 and that a new AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be set up. However, there was no mention of the on-going High Court dispute over the "relegation" of the Churchill Brothers – the reason that no fixtures, or the names of the teams participating in the coming season's competition, can be announced.

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Qataris unveil new design for Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International StadiumNovember 25 - As they await further developments in the ongoing saga over the investigation into the World Cup bidding process, 2022 hosts Qatar are pressing ahead with developing their infrastructure. Organisers have now unveiled the design for the renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium, the third venue formally proposed for the finals in the Gulf state.

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Sony Corp poised to pull out out of FIFA top-tier sponsorship renewal

Sony balloonBy Andrew Warshaw
November 25 - Sony Corporation will not be renewing its top-tier $280 million FIFA sponsorship which ends December 31, according to Japanese reports. After the loss of Emirates Airlines as a sponsor last month FIFA had said that it was in "ongoing talks with Sony" over renewal of their eight year deal. Now it seems those talks have ended.

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Greeks to resume league after promises to stamp out violence

Greek Super League 2November 25 - Top-flight games in Greece will resume this weekend after the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) announced it was lifting the suspension imposed in the wake of a leading official being violently attacked.

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Councillors approve €70m SC Freiburg stadium project

Freiburg new stadium planBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
November 25 - The municipal council of Freiburg has approved the project to build a new stadium for SC Freiburg. The cost is estimated to be about €70 million.

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Blatter condemns Israeli military raid on Palestinian FA HQ

Jibril Rajoub 2By Andrew Warshaw
November 25 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has condemned an apparent Israeli raid on the headquarters of the Palestinian FA after a resurgence of unrest between the two sides, according to Palestinian reports.

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WADA boosted by Qatari cash that edges it close to $20m target

Craig ReedieBy David Owen
November 24 - Qatar, controversial winner of the race to stage the 2022 World Cup, has become the seventh contributor to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s embryonic fund for new anti-doping research, carrying it to within touching distance of its $20m target.

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Seifert leads German call for World Cup boycott

dfl seifert christian neu 6By Andrew Warshaw
November 24 - The chief executive of Germany's Bundesliga is the latest high-profile figure to enter the debate over Fifa's handling of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup anti-corruption investigation, saying coordinated action was needed from Europe to reform world football's governing body.

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