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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, May 30, 2008
It was announced this week that annual wages paid to English Premier League players now tops $2 billion, but as the usual off-season transfer speculation heats up, "some clubs are leaving themselves open to being financially crippled for years to come by over-spending," according to the daily editorial at When ... Read the whole story
Soccer's global governing body, FIFA, has set itself up for a clash with the European Union after its annual congress in Sydney Friday voted overwhelmingly to further explore a proposal to limit the number of foreign players in a club's starting XI.   FIFA President Sepp Blatter hopes to introduce ... Read the whole story
FIFA announced a profit of $49 million for 2007 at its annual congress, despite having to pay former sponsor MasterCard an astronomical $90 million as part of a legal settlement.   As an existing sponsor, MasterCard had had first refusal on the sponsorship rights to the 2010 and 2014 World ... Read the whole story
Coaches will more often than not complain about the injustice of a defeat, or heap exaggerated praise upon their team when things go right. It was refreshing, then, to hear New England coach Steve Nicol admit that his team was fortunate to take a point in Thursday's 2-2 tie with ... Read the whole story
J Hutcherson looks at the bigger picture around the U.S. national team in the aftermath of Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to England, and the problems that Coach Bob Bradley has yet to solve. "National team soccer isn't about picking an all-star team from whoever might be available and hoping they gel," ... Read the whole story


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