19 days to go to the AFC Asian Cup, UAE 2019

Manchester United back in the black

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By David Gold

September 1 – Manchester United has announced profits of £29.7 million ($48 million/€34 million) as the English outfit’s owners, the Glazer family (pictured), prepare to partially float the club on the Singapore Stock Exchange in an attempt to reduce their £308 million ($499 million/€349 million) debts.

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al-Serkal eyes top spot in Asia

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By David Gold

September 1 – Yousuf al-Serkal has announced his intention to run for the Presidency of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as he looks to replace Mohamed Bin Hammam, who was banned from all football activities by FIFA after being found guilty of attempting to bribe Caribbean officials.

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