Rooney’s father and uncle arrested in SPL betting scam

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By Emily Goddard and David Gold

October 6 – Wayne Rooney’s father (pictured) and uncle were among nine men, which included Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings, held by police this morning following a series of arrests carried out across Liverpool and Glasgow over allegations of suspicious betting activity during a Scottish Premier League (SPL) match, before being bailed.

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“The week of football” to come into play in 2014

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By Andrew Warshaw at the Leaders in Football Conference in London

October 5 – International qualifiers, both for the European Championship and the World Cup, will be played across six days between Thursdays and Tuesdays from 2014 to maximise television coverage and broadcast income, as well as stopping other sports taking precedence, UEFA announced today.

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Sion drop CAS appeal against Swiss League

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By David Gold

October 3 – FC Sion has dropped an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that they had lodged against the Swiss Football League after the six players who they bought whilst under a FIFA transfer ban were made eligible to play in league matches.

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Platini demands EU protection


By Andrew Warshaw

September 25 – UEFA President Michel Platini (pictured right) wants the European Union to protect his organisation against civil court cases brought by clubs in the wake of the FC Sion affair.

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