India: ISL will merge with I-League by 2020

Kushal DasBy Mark Baber
November 27 - The All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das (pictured) has said that the Indian Super League will not be profitable for at least seven years but that it will be merge with the country's I-League before 2020.

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Qataris take Gulf Cup title with come-back victory over Saudi

Qatar win Gulf CupNovember 27 – If the Qataris needed a confidence boost from the scrutiny of their credentials for staging the 2022 World Cup in the wake of Michael Garcia's bid investigation report, they delivered it on the field when their players struck a significant blow for progress.

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Exclusive: Prince Ali sits on presidential fence over which way to run

Prince Ali and Sepp BlatterBy Andrew Warshaw
November 26 – FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein insists he has not yet decided whether to take on Sepp Blatter for the presidency next year as speculation intensifies that the reform-minded Jordanian could contest the election in May.

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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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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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AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off with Sportradar keeping a watching brief

AFF Suzuji CupNovember 23 - Sportradar has further deepened its links in Asia with a contract to monitor the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2014. The 2014 tournament will be jointly hosted in Vietnam and Singapore and will consist of 18 matches.

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Singapore court rules to keep match-fixer Dan Tan under lock and key

Singapore High CourtNovember 19 - Singapore's high court has rejected an application by one of the world's most notorious match-fixers to review a detention order that has allowed him to be held for more than a year without charge, according to his lawyer.

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Gulf Cup kicks off, Bahrain kicks coach Hamad out

Adnan HamadNovember 18 - Countries don't normally sack coaches in the middle of competitions but such is the element of pride in Asia that Bahrain are looking for a new coach for the second time in just over four months after Iraqi Adnan Hamad (pictured) was dismissed in the wake of the country's poor start to the Gulf Cup.

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