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At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:15:26 GMT

Milan's chief executive, Marco Fassone, with the team's coach, Vincenzo Montella, and the team director David Han Li before a match on Saturday. Milan is trying to persuade European soccer's governing body, UEFA, to grant it a waiver from so-called financial fair play rules.UEFA will decide early next month whether A.C. Milan, a seven-time European champion, has the financial resources to re-enter its continental championships should it play its way back in.


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Nasser Al-Khelaifi Discussed Buying Company Linked to Bribes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:34:59 GMT

Nasser al-Khelaifi, president of the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, after meeting with Swiss authorities last month.The influential Qatari soccer executive accused of bribing FIFA’s second in command negotiated to buy a sports company at the center of a federal corruption case.


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On Soccer: At West Brom, Tony Pulis’s Game of Substance Goes Out of Style

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:07:09 GMT

Tony Pulis during West Bromwich Albion’s loss to Manchester City last month. Pulis was fired on Monday following a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.Pulis’s pragmatic approach led to adequate results for West Bromwich but also led to disaffected fans and, ultimately, his firing this weekend.


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Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:45:11 GMT

Manuel Burga, left, the former president of Peru’s soccer federation, arriving at the FIFA trial with his lawyer, Bruce L. Udolf, on Wednesday. Mr. Burga, who is charged with racketeering consiracy, faced new trouble after he was accused of making a threatening gesture at a witness in court.Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.


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On Soccer: French Rivals Hope P.S.G.’s Spotlight Has Room for Them

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:05:46 GMT

The Brazilian forward Malcom, who plays for Bordeaux in France’s Ligue 1, took a selfie with Paris St.-Germain striker Neymar after their match on Sept. 30.In France’s top league, a few teams argue that mere association with the biggest, richest team on the block will be good for business.


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China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:45:19 GMT

The Chinese businessman Li Yonghong, center, in April with other board members of the Italian soccer club A.C. Milan. Mr. Li bought the club for $860 million, China’s biggest-ever soccer deal.Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.


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FIFA Trial: Notable Moments From First 4 Days

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:24:46 GMT

“There is a lot of money in football, and a lot of bad men in the business,” Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentine businessman, said in federal court in Brooklyn.On day four of the United States’ corruption case focused on international soccer, a convicted businessman from Argentine testified against three former officials.


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