Archive | October 11, 2013

Juventus executive Agnelli oversees club’s revival

Few football executives have been asked to take the reins of a global brand shortly after a corruption scandal, while also following in the footsteps of a trio of family members. But that is what happened to Andrea Agnelli, president of Italian giants Juventus, current champions of Italy and third in Serie A at present. […]

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The Belgian Revolution

The Belgian national team are on the verge of securing a place at the World Cup finals for the first time since 2002 and play away to Croatia on Friday before hosting Wales on Tuesday in two remaining qualification fixtures. A draw against Croatia, who are five points behind Belgium at the top of Group […]

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Nations League?

Uefa explores internationals shake-up with Nations League plan From ESPN…The plans, revealed in Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, remain vague but there is a “concrete proposal” to introduce the concept, which may see teams separated into divisions based on their seeding and then competing for promotion and relegation. The season would, theoretically, be played out over ten matchdays […]

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Only one-third of Premier League players are English

  English footballers account for less than a third of all the minutes played in the Premier League, a State of the Game study for BBC Sport has found. The figure for home country players – 32.26% – is down from 35.43% in 2007-08 and is significantly lower than all other major European leagues according […]

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