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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
In the wake of the Thierry Henry handball scandal, FIFA's executive committee will debate the fielding of additional referees. "It's possible we will make additional officials for the World Cup but we have to see if it is feasible or realistic," said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The idea has powerful ... Read the whole story
Writes columnist Rob Hughes: "It is that time of year. Chelsea, bankrolled by an oligarch, Barca, which has 112,000 members who pay to belong to the club, and [Manchester] City, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi royal family, are able to pay Monopoly money for stars they want." Barcelona ... Read the whole story
Forward Yura Movsisyan, who helped Real Salt Lake win the 2009 MLS championship, is in Denmark on a 10-day visit to get his housing situated before his joining his new club, Randers FC, in January. When Movsisyan signed a pre-contract with Randers FC earlier this summer, the club was coming ... Read the whole story
English Premier League paid agents $115 million in one year, with Manchester City accounting for almost one-fifth of the total as its wealthy Abu Dhabi owner rebuilt the team. The figures are for 803 transfers between October 2008 to September 2009. Read the whole story
Cruz Azul will face Morelia (first leg, Wednesday) and Monterrey will clash with Toluca (Thursday) in the Mexican Apertura semifinals. No. 1 seed Toloca eked past 12th seeded San Luis, tying 1-1 on aggregate and advancing thanks to its superior regular-season record. Morelia beat Santos 3-0 and advanced, 4-2, on ... Read the whole story
Ian Plenderleith, U.S.-based columnist for Britian's When Saturday Comes, is no fan of Fox Soccer Channel commentator Warren Barton, the former Wimbledon and Newcastle United defender: "Patronizing, banal and deeply in love with the sound of his own voice, Barton leaves no cliche unflogged in airing his apparent belief that ... Read the whole story
Danny Jordaan, the head of South Africa's 2010 World Cup organizing committee defended the safety record in a country whose officials statistics cite 50 murders a day. "Any team you mention who has been to South Africa, they will tell you they were safe," Jordaan said Monday. "We have had ... Read the whole story


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