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No release clause in Neymar’s PSG contract – French league

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Paris (AFP) – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais.

The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause - worth no less than 300 million euros ($368 million) but whose exact value depended on certain results - could be activated from September 1 if the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG.

Tough market: France’s Ligue 1 makes play for Asia

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Shanghai (AFP) – France’s Ligue 1 will make a belated play for the lucrative Asian market when Paris Saint-Germain take on Nice in a specially scheduled match on Sunday.

Entering a time slot long occupied by rival European competitions, the game will kick off at 1200 GMT - 1:00 pm in France, and 8:00 pm in China.

Tough market: France’s Ligue 1 makes play for Asia

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Shanghai (AFP) – France’s Ligue 1 will make a belated play for the lucrative Asian market when Paris Saint-Germain take on Nice in a specially scheduled match on Sunday.

Entering a time slot long occupied by rival European competitions, the game will kick off at 1200 GMT - 1:00 pm in France, and 8:00 pm in China.

France halts goal-line technology after mishaps

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Paris (AFP) – The French league (LFP) has decided to “immediately suspend” the use of goal-line technology after a series of glitches with the system, LFP director general Didier Quillot said on Thursday.

The decision covers all matches under the jurisdiction of the LFP, notably Ligue 1 and the French League Cup, and comes in the wake of two errors during Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-finals.

France halts goal-line technology after mishaps

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Paris (AFP) – The French league (LFP) has decided to “immediately suspend” the use of goal-line technology after a series of glitches with the system, LFP director general Didier Quillot said on Thursday.

The decision covers all matches under the jurisdiction of the LFP, notably Ligue 1 and the French League Cup, and comes in the wake of two errors during Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-finals.

Struggling Lille hit with transfer ban

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Paris (AFP) – Ligue 1 strugglers Lille, who recently suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa, have been slapped with a transfer ban, the French league (LFP) announced on Tuesday.

A brief statement said that Lille were “banned from recruiting” following a hearing before French football’s financial watchdog, the DNCG, in Paris into their financial situation.

Struggling Lille hit with transfer ban

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Paris (AFP) – Ligue 1 strugglers Lille, who recently suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa, have been slapped with a transfer ban, the French league (LFP) announced on Tuesday.

A brief statement said that Lille were “banned from recruiting” following a hearing before French football’s financial watchdog, the DNCG, in Paris into their financial situation.

French clubs smash transfer spending records

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Paris (AFP) – Clubs in the top two divisions in France spent a record 697 million euros ($830mn) in the close season, the French league (LFP) announced on Monday.

The total expenditure was more than four times the amount spent by French professional teams 12 months ago, led by Neymar’s world-record breaking move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros.

French clubs smash transfer spending records

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Paris (AFP) – Clubs in the top two divisions in France spent a record 697 million euros ($830mn) in the close season, the French league (LFP) announced on Monday.

The total expenditure was more than four times the amount spent by French professional teams 12 months ago, led by Neymar’s world-record breaking move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros.

La Liga

Deportivo La Coruna Fan Dies Following Pre-Match Violence In Madrid

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A 43-year-old Deportivo La Coruna supporter has died after being injured during violence between rival fans outside of Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) had attempted to suspend Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo following news of the violent incidents outside of the stadium, but according to the Spanish publicationAS,LFP officials were unable to locate any representatives of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) who have the authority to issue the order to the match referee to stop the contest.

Deportivo La Coruna Fan Dies Following Pre-Match Violence In Madrid

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A 43-year-old Deportivo La Coruna supporter has died after being injured during violence between rival fans outside of Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) had attempted to suspend Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo following news of the violent incidents outside of the stadium, but according to the Spanish publicationAS,LFP officials were unable to locate any representatives of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) who have the authority to issue the order to the match referee to stop the contest.

Atletico Madrid Face Possible Sanctions For Exceeding First-Team Expenditures

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Atletico Madrid have one week to adhere to the spending limits set forth by the Spanish Professional Football League (LFP), or the reigning champions of La Liga could face a range of sanctions from the governing body.

Currently, the club's first-team expenditures are above the limits permitted by the LFP.

La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms

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La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A week after the vice–president of the LFP, the governing body which runs Spanish football's top two divisions, claimed there is match fixing in La Liga, how appropriate that this weekend sees a rematch of perhaps last season's most controversial match.

Pellegrini Says The LFP Is Hindering Malaga

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Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at the Spanish League and suggested that Malaga's current fixture situation would not happen to Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The Costa del Sol side are currently preparing for Wednesday's Champions League Play-off round first leg tie at home to Panathinaikos.

La Liga To Stagger Kickoff Times

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This season's third round of La Liga matches will be staggered over 10 different kick-off times, Spain's Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) said Tuesday.

Four matches will take place on Sept. 1, with five more the following day and Real Betis hosting Atletico Madrid on Sept. 3.

The weekend kicks off with Celta Vigo taking on Osasuna at 10 a.

New La Liga Season To Start 18 August

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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the LFP have announced that the 2012-13 La Liga season will begin on the weekend of August 18 and 19.

This is in line with the schedule for the recently concluded 2011-12 campaign, which was slated to kick-off on August 20 but was postponed by a week due to player strike action.

La Liga Season To Begin This Weekend

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Spain's top two divisions will finally get under way on Saturday after further strike action was averted. Last weekend's first round of matches was postponed with no deal agreed over a fund to protect players' wages if their clubs are declared insolvent.

But talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution today.

La Liga To Start As Strike Ends

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Spain's top two divisions will finally get under way on Saturday after further strike action was averted. Last weekend's first round of matches was postponed with no deal agreed over a fund to protect players' wages if their clubs are declared insolvent.

But talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution today.

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French Ligue 1 Unveils Updated adidas 2013/14 Official Matchball

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TheLigue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has unveiled an updated version of its adidas 2013/14 official [...]

adidas 2013/14 French Ligue 1 Official Matchball

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adidas and the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) have unveiled the new Ligue 1 football [...]

Bastia Official’s Hunger Ban

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There are a number of things in this world which are worthy of a hunger strike. Poverty. War. Racism. Ligue 1 stadium bans are somewhere in there too, apparently. At least according to Jo Bonavita, Bastia's 73 year old official, who will be doing without the supple fruits of this world in protest over his beloved club's stadium ban for multiple instances of violence.

MP & Silva to distribute French Ligue 1 rights in Asia

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MP & Silva has secured a partnership with Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) and Al Jazeera Sport (AJS) for the distribution rights of French Ligue 1 in Asia for the seasons 2012/13 to 2017/18.

Monaco

Monaco To Begin Next Season On -2 Points As Punishment For Pitch Invasion After Final Home Game

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By Chris Wright

Simmer down you lot

There's understandable hoo-ha surrounding AS Monaco's return to the French top tier for 2013/14 given that they've spent vast swathes of money in their quest to assemble the world's biggest collection of Porto alumni, with thelikes of Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho already moving to the principality for a combined fee of £115 million.

Could Monaco’s Big Gamble Effect World Cup Qualifiers?

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"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax," so said a fairly well-known German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein. Clearly if income taxes puzzled one of our great geniuses, more than likely they would cause problems for the average Russian billionaire football club owner.

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Monaco Hit With Two-Point Penalty

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Any doubt about the feelings of distaste that the French League (LFP) has towards AS Monaco had to be removed after the LFP docked the big spender two points for crowd trouble during a Ligue 2 game against Le Mans last season.

Fireworks were set off during Monaco's last home game against Le Mans and fans invaded the pitch after the final whistle.

‘Outraged’ 73-Year-Old Bastia Official Goes On Hunger Strike Over Stadium Ban

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By Chris Wright

The man they call 'Hungry Joe'

SC Bastia's former sporting coordinator, 73-year-old Jo Bonavita, has announced that he has gone on hunger strike after his beloved club (for whom he was worked since 1981) were handed a stadium ban by the French League (LFP).

Joey Barton’s 12-match QPR ban applies in France too

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After all the conspiracy theories about Joey Barton moving leagues or countries to serve his 12-match ban more quickly, or not at all, it turns out that his suspension is still valid in France. The QPR midfielder made a season-long loan move to Marseille on transfer deadline day, but it has now emerged that fans [.

Coupe de France

Coming to America: Troph̩e des Champions РMontpellier vs. Lyon

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Tomorrow, Ligue 1 winner Montpellier will be facing Lyon in the Trophée des Champions, otherwise known as the French Supercup. Lyon have won this trophy seven times, more than any other team in the league. Also significant is that this is the fourth year in a row that this competition will be held on foreign soil.

Trophée de Champions (Montpellier vs. Lyon) Will Be Held in the US + Friendly

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It's been confirmed the game will take place on July 28th, 3 PM EST, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. This is the fourth time that this match has been held on foreign soil (Montreal, Tunisia, and Morocco), but French football is finally coming to America!!!

Just to recap, the Trophée de Champions is held between the winners of the L1 title and the Coupe de France.

Athletic Bilbao

El derby vasco.

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05.10.2011 - Ya vimos los pormenores técnicos y futbolísticos en la entrega XI de la sección "Bielsa en Bilbao". Se jugó el clásico vasco (Real Sociedad - Athletic Bilbao) en Amoeta. Se lo llevó el Athletic pero, ahora, eso no importa.
Horas más o menos simultáneas traían noticias de clásicos argentinos: apenas se sabían las intenciones de Ríver para aplazar el superclásico del año en honor a la seguridad, cuando un hincha de Rácing fue internado con un balazo en su pierna dado por un hincha de Independiente, a cuadras del estadio, en la previa del clásico de Avellaneda.

Bielsa en Bilbao (11): Real Sociedad 1 Athletic 2

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02.10.2011 - El horario del derbi vasco obligó a cambiar los hábitos de los hinchas. El patético Jaume Roures (presidente del grupo Mediapro) sigue afirmando (descaradamente) que "Hemos puesto este tipo de horarios porque pensamos que son buenos para el fútbol y para los espectadores", cuando se conoce desde hace tiempo que "tenemos que intentar que la Liga y sus equipos tengan expansión Internacional y para eso, el horario es un factor fundamental, por eso tenemos que poner el partido a un ahora razonable para que los fans de la Liga puedan seguir los encuentros" (Francisco Roca, Director General de la LFP).

AFE

La Liga blog: Back to work! La Liga players take to the field after strike ends

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La Liga blog: Back to work! La Liga players take to the field after strike ends

For the new season, MirrorFootball is teaming up with some of the blogosphere's best new writers to bring you even more great football reads every single day. Wednesday is La Liga day, and here's www.

La Liga Season Returns This Weekend: Strike Called Off

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The news that we've all been waiting to hear has come through. In Spain, the La Liga strike has been called off and the 2011-12 La Liga season will return this weekend.

Today, talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution.

La Liga strike is over!! Week two will go on as scheduled

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La Liga strike has ended!!

The first week of La Liga had already been lost and it was not looking like good for week two as numerous meeting through out the week had ended in a deadlock. However, on Thursday afternoon talks between the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) finally resulted in an agreement that would end the two week strike.

La Liga season to kick off on Saturday after strike is called off

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La Liga season to kick off on Saturday after strike is called off

Talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution this afternoon

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Match Fixers Caught Out By Spanish Authorities After Betting On ‘Phantom’ Fixture That Didn’t Actually Exist

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By Chris Wright

A match-fixing ring have been rumbled by Spanish authorities after a flurry of bets were placed from around the world on a "phantom" fixture that didn't actually exist.

A friendly between Spanish side Ponferradina and Portuguese club Freamunde had originally been scheduled to take on Monday morning, but the fixture was scotcheda couple of weeks ago when it became apparentthat Freamunde were due to play a Portuguese League Cup game the day before.

SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA BEST XI PLAYERS - TEAM BY THE LFP SEASON 2013-2014

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“El Bernabéu aplaudirá a Cristiano más que antes”

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"El Bernabéu aplaudirá a Cristiano más que antes" Álvaro Arbeloa dio su impresión sobre el caso Cristiano y quiso dejar claro que hay que pasar página y centrarse en el partido del Sevilla: "Se han sacado bastantes migas de dos simples palabras, fue algo puntual. Cristiano está tranquilo, con la misma sonrisa de siempre".

Saisonstart in Spanien in Gefahr ?!?

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Irgendwie ist es nichts neues. Der Saisonstart steht in Spanien vor der Tür und was tut man dort? Man streikt... Allerdings ist es diesesmal etwas anders als im letzten Jahr. Damals haben die Fussballprofis gestreikt, denn sie wollten schlichtwerg ihr Gehalt bezahlt bekommen. Das ist aber in Spanien nicht selbstverständlich, denn die ewig klammen Vereine [.

Fin a la Huelga en el Futbol Español

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La Asociación de Futbolistas Españoles (AFE) ha desconvocado la huelga programada para la segunda jornada de Liga después de alcanzar un acuerdo con los representates de los clubes (LFP). Tras dos semanas de negociación, el campeonato podrá desarrollarse con normalidad después de que quedasen suspendidos los encuentros del pasado fin de semana.