UEFA asks Russians for licensing and salary details at FC Rostov

FC RostovJuly 25 - UEFA has asked the Russian Football Union to provide documents on the licensing procedure of Russian Premier League FC Rostov. The club has qualified for this season's Europa League.

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Nigerian president Maigari voted out as corruption allegations mount

Aminu Maigari By Mark Baber
July 25 - The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president, Aminu Maigari (pictured) has been sacked following allegations of "financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration" by the NFF Executive Committee.

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30% think Nike was an Official World Cup sponsor

World Cup sponsorsJuly 25 - A newly published survey of UK, US and Brazilian consumers finds that Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Visa and Adidas were the most recognised sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil, achieving recognition among 50%, 39%, 41% and 36% respectively, amongst UK, US and Brazilian consumers.

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South African FA expects to be back in the black

SAFA logoJuly 25 - In a big turnaround, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has announced it is confident that when auditors complete their work, the 2013-14 account figures will show a profit.

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Borgonovo and Cruyff foundations link to build new Como community facility

Cruyff CourtJuly 25 - An agreement to build the first Cruyff Court, a small football pitch with artificial turf, in Leoni-Via dei Mille has been signed in Como. Called 'Cruyff Court Stefano Borgonovo', it is planned to showcase the goals and objectives of the two foundations: the Johan Cruyff Foundation and the Stefano Borgonovo Foundation.

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Croatian federation steps into racism row with its own investigation

Seko FofanaJuly 25 - The row over the alleged racist incident that caused Patrick Viera to withdraw his Manchester City under-21 side during a match against HNK Rijeka has now prompted the Croatian Football Federation to start an investigation.

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Jamaica to host CONCACAF U20 finals, but CFU Cup comes first

JFF logoJuly 25 – Jamaica has stepped up to host the CONCACAF U20 championship next January. Before that the Caribbean island is hosting the finals of the CFU Men's Caribbean Cup this November 9-18.

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FIFA bosses in Qatar to meet Emir and discuss 2022 progress

Sepp Blatter and Qatar EmirJuly 24 – Having just wrapped one World Cup, FIFA's top brass are already back on the road with FIFA president Sepp Blatter and general secretary Jerome Valcke in Qatar last night meeting His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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Premier League to make its big screen debut in US movie theatres

NBC Sports and Premier LeagueBy Ben Nicholson
July 24 - NBC Sports, who own the Barclays Premier League broadcasting rights in the US, have teamed up with Fathom Events, a renowned alternative entertainment industry company that offers "one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theatres", to bring the Barclays Premier League to 33 movie theatres across the USA. The pair has struck a deal to show the games on the big screen starting on the opening day of the season, August 16.

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