Ludogorets follow up stadium build with training camp revamp

ludogorets projectBy Alexander Krassimirov
July 30 - Bulgarian champions Ludogorets are building for the future and have launched a new stage in the modernisation of their training facilities, just a few months after the club from Razgrad opened a new grandstand at its stadium.

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Serbian MPs propose ways to combat match-fixing, including club privatisation

Serbian FABy Jaroslaw Adamowski
July 30 - Serbian Members of Parliament (MPs) have been discussing measures to combat match-fixing which has plagued the top tier of the country's league. Some of the proposals put forward by local politicians include the much-awaited privatisation of state-owned clubs, introducing stricter regulations, as well as suspending the league.

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Ronaldo spearheads Real push into China with Tmall Global deal

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 13.35.12July 28 - As Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid continue to woo Chinese fans on their pre-season tour, off the field the club has signed a deal with AliBaba's Tmall Global to use the platform to sell Ronaldo (and Real Madrid) merchandise direct to the Chinese public.

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Catalonia's nationalist boo-boys land Barca with UEFA and government fines

Barca fansJuly 29 - Spain's anti-violence commission has fined Barcelona €66,000 after the Catalan club's fans booed the national anthem before the Copa del Rey final in May.

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Parma reboot in Serie D fuelled by pasta magnate Barilla

Nevio ScalaBy Mark Baber
July 28 - Parma Calcio 1913, a new club backed by pasta maker Guido Barilla with ex-coach Nevio Scala (pictured) as president, has been given the go-ahead by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to compete in Italy's Serie D following the bankruptcy of the old club.

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd top Euro league of big spending fans

Fans bannerBy Paul Nicholson
July 28 – English Premier League clubs on average generate almost twice as much revenue per seat than clubs in Spain. While Chelsea top the list of clubs making the most per seat from their fans at €78, compare this with Italian giants Inter Milan who make more than seven times less at €7 per seat.

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CSKA fears 'look-a-like' as it begins long journey back to top tier

vasil bozhkovBy Alexander Krassimirov
July 28 – Bulgaria's richest man, Vasil Bozhkov (pictured), has registered a new company called 'CSKA Sofia', in the Bulgarian Commercial Register. Chairman of the company is Tsvetomir Naydenov, who owns bookmaker Efbet. Bozhkov and his son Anton are members of the Board.

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Brussels court boots TPO, slave traders and 'loan sharks' into touch

Scales of justiceBy Andrew Warshaw
July 27 - UEFA and FIFA are celebrating a landmark victory in their joint fight to outlaw Third Party Ownership (TPO) after a Brussels court threw out a legal case against them launched to try and overturn the worldwide ban on the practise.

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Romania's FC Botosani unveils €18m stadium expansion

FC BotosaniBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
July 27 - Two years after the side secured a promotion to Romania's top tier Liga I, FC Botosani unveiled the design of its new stadium which is estimated to cost about €18 million. Under the plan, the stadium will be fitted with a seating capacity of at least 11,000.

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