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End of the road for Manilal as CAS upholds life ban on ex-FIFA exco man

LAUSANNE: Vernon Manilal Fernando, a former member of the FIFA executive committee, has had his life ban from football confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport  writes KEIR RADNEDGE. In October 2013 the Sri Lankan businessman and lawyer Vernon Manilal Fernando appealed against an eight-year ban ...
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Real Madrid scale Great Wall to sign first Chinese partner

TIANJIN: World and European champions Real Madrid have signed their first sponsorship contract in China, partnering with electric car manufacturer Luyuan. Madrid’s director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueño, attended a ceremony in Tianjin to announce the deal. “We are very satisfied to present the first ...
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UEFA extending its Team Marketing deal through 2014

  NYON: UEFA has extended its partnership with sports marketing agency Team Marketing in a further long-term deal. As a result of the agreement, Team Marketing will continue as the European football federation’s exclusive agent for the global marketing of commercial rights for the Champions League, ...
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Michel Platini: UEFA president and FIFA vice-president

Palestine v Israel . . . ‘This time it’s serious,’ warns Platini as latest exchanges spill over into sport

JAMES M DORSEY —- Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organisations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral ...
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Boyce’s ‘legacy team’ to take charge at Women’s World Cup

ZURICH: Northern Ireland’s Jim Boyce has undertaken one of his last key roles before retiring from the FIFA executive committee in May. In his role as chairman of the world football federation’s referees committee, Boyce has overseen the appointment of the 22 referees, seven support referees ...
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In their own words: International and national federations, sponsors, bids

FIFA + CAS  - Mar 30: IOC / CAS / CIES Football Observatory / World Bowling Tour / European Club Association + European Commission / iSportconnect / Union Europeenne de Gymnastique / Soccerex Asian Forum 2015 / SportBusiness International Newswire / FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 ...
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England beaten into submission over Rio Olympics football teams

LONDON: Expectations that Great Britain could compete in the football tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been trashed, less than a month after being resurrected writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Football Association had wanted to see men’s and women’s teams playing but has reportedly ...
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Malaysian Grand Prix signs up for three more years with Formula I

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sepang International Circuit has agreed a deal with Formula I for the Malaysian Grand Prix to remain on the calendar for a further three years. The race has been on the F1 calendar since its debut in 1999. “The Sepang International Circuit ...
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Ballet, fashion, ikebana and cuisine experts to expand Tokyo 2020 outreach

TOKYO / PR:  Tokyo 2020′s executive committee has confirmed the members of its the culture and education commission. . A statement said the commission would “provide the organising committee with crucial insights and assist it in its preparations to host an inspiring Culture and Education ...
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