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Swansea boss Michael Laudrup supports paying rival teams to win games

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Michael Laudrup says he has no problem with clubs offering financial incentives for rivals clubs to win games. The Swansea manager was asked about the current Italian match-fixing scandals because of his experience of playing in Serie A. But instead of straight-batting the questions, he strangely decided to open a debate on what constitutes match-fixing.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Barcelona World Champs, Sevilla in trouble and Italian match-fixing

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In this week\'s review of the footballing action, we congratulate Barcelona on becoming champions of the world and feature two financial scandals: one from Spain and one from Italy.

Juventus: Old Lady, new lease of life

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by Gianfilippo Scarpati

The 8th of September 2011 marks an historic date for the old lady of Italian football. The opening of a new state of the art stadium is every bit reflective of the new lease of life she has had breathed into her.

Euro 2012

Milan season preview: Low expectations following a dramatic summer of change

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While last year there was hope and optimism ahead of the new season, this year there is nothing but fear and anxiety. Amid yet more scandals and Italy's impressive run to the final of Euro 2012, it has been a typically dramatic summer on the peninsula. But, as far as drama goes, Milan have taken [...

Italy Say They Will Quit Euros If Asked

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In indication of how much the latest match fixing and gambling scandals are impacted his team preparations for the Euros, Italian national boss Cesare Prandelli says that the Azzurri would quit Euro 2012 if they were asked to do so for the good of the game,

"If they tell us that it is in the best interest of football for Italy to not go to the European Championship then that won't be a problem," Prandelli told Rai Sport.

EURO 2012: Buffon Says He Is Disgusted By Italian Media Behaviour, Thiago Motta ‘Slaps’ Balotelli

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Italian football has entered the doldrums again, and this time, it involves some 52 players from Serie B who turned up at Day One of the corruption trial in Rome yesterday. On a wider scale, 22 football clubs, including newly-promoted sides Atalanta, Siena and Novara are currently being investigated for their alleged involvement in a worldwide player betting ring.

Would They Really Suspend Serie A For Two Years

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Pretty shocking comments on Tuesday from Italian Premier Mario Monti who suggested that Italian soccer be suspended for two to three years after the latest match-fixing scandal.

Dawn raids on Monday resulted in 14 arrests, including Lazio captain Stefano Mauri, to bring the total number of suspects arrested in the match-fixing inquiry to about 50 since last year.

Italian Prime Minister suggests soccer should be suspended for up to three years following match-fixing scandal

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Italian football is no stranger to match fixing scandals, so it was no surprise this week when police arrested fourteen players in dawn raids in relation to soccer fraud, bringing the arrest tally to over fifty in the past year. Lazio captain Stefano Mauri was among the latest arrests, and although there is no immediate assumption of guilt, Zenit St.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte implicated in Italy match fixing scandal

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Italian football continues to be plagued by match fixing scandals as Juventus manager Antonio Conte is being investigated.

The recent developments saw Italian police make several arrests after sweeping through the Azzurri (National Team) training facility. Some of the arrests including Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and caused Domenico Criscito to be withdrawn from the 23 man Euro 2012 squad.

Euro 2012 News: Italy’s Euro 2012 Camp Hit by Dawn Police Raid

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The Italian national team for Euro 2012 was hit this morning with a dawn police raid regarding allegations of more match-fixing scandals in Serie A. The dawn raid could be a massive distraction to Team Italia especially if players have ...

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Adieu, Thierry Henry. And merci beaucoup.

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On Saturday morning, I saw the list of potential managers for the England National Team now that it finds itself without a coach. The Euro 2012 is not too far away now, and the eyes of the world are on England, waiting to see who will take the helm amidst the international controversy. I couldn't help but wonder that Arsene's name was on the list, so I had to do a bit of digging to determine the probability of his being selected for the coveted job.

DT Exclusive: The FA interviews replacements for Fabio Capello

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After the FA decided to strip John Terry of the England captaincy for the second time in two years over a charge for which he has not yet been tried, Fabio Capello has decided that he's had enough of being disrespected and undermined and resigned from his position. With Euro 2012 mere months away, FA chairman David Bernstein must find a suitable replacement to lead England out of the current cycles of scandals and disappointment.

International football

Does England Have a Chance At Euro 2012?

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I'm back from taking my finals, where I allocated thirty minutes a day- no more, and unnecessarily no less- to skim over footy news. This was only the time I allocated to myself, what I planned on doing, but the series of events in the England set up caused me to rely on intuition to pass my Biology exam and guess about whether or not meosis inhibits diploid or haploid cells.

Pekerman in Colombia

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Colombia has long been an under-performer in international football, and although improvements have happened in the last 20 years, this continues. It does not help that the Colombian national team often has been the subject of scandals, and it was also a recent scandal of the woman beater Hernán Darío Gómez that led to his dismissal, and Colombia looking for a new coach.

Wayne Rooney

Berba’s Leaving… But He Won’t Create A Scandal Like Tevez

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Dimitar Berbatov's agent, Emil Danchev, has confirmed today that the player will be leaving the club in the summer, as everyone thought. Berbatov hasn't even made the bench in recent matches and his agent has claimed the player doesn't feel comfortable getting paid for nothing.

"Mitko appreciates the money but that was always secondary to him, he just wants to play," he said.

Rooney’s Father And Uncle Arrested Over Football Bets

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The news that Wayne Rooney's father and uncle Richie were arrested today over allegations of a football betting scam has to have set off alarm bells at Old Trafford as well as the English FA.

The arrests were in relation to a game between Motherwell and Hearts in December last year in which Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings was arrested after allegedly getting himself sent off deliberately during the match.

Wayne Rooney’s Father Arrested Over Alleged Football Betting

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The news that Wayne Rooney's father and uncle Richie were arrested today over allegations of a football betting scam has to have set off alarm bells at Old Trafford as well as the English FA.

The arrests were in relation to a game between Motherwell and Hearts in December last year in which Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings was arrested after allegedly getting himself sent off deliberately during the match.

Match fixing, betting scams and financial irregularities: six other scandals from football’s murky past

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Match fixing, betting scams and financial irregularities: six other scandals from football's murky past

Wayne Rooney's father was arrested today in connection with an alleged football betting scam. Sadly the beautiful game's murkier past is littered with scandals. Here's six of the most notable.

News of the World closing 2011- NOTW to shut down on Sunday

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News of the World closing 2011- NOTW to shut down on Sunday is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The News of the World, provider of several of world football's saucy scandals, will shut down this Sunday ( July 10, 2011).

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Mid-Day Ticker: Warner releases FIFA details, Perez closing in on MLS and more

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Some of the back-room workings between Jack Warner and FIFA are starting to come to the surface.

Warner reportedly claimed that in exchange for drumming up support to get Sepp Blatter elected in the 1998 FIFA presidential election, he secured the television rights to the World Cup for his native Trinidad & Tobago for a single dollar.

Spurs. The Seinfeld Of Football

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If Seinfeld was famously the show about nothing, then Spurs are the Seinfeld of football, at least for now.

In the past I've been relieved and grateful when things have gone quiet. I cherish rare moments of peace and quiet to punctuate the bedlam of the season. No scandals or internecine arguments, the media looking elsewhere, not to mention winning football matches.

Media Watch

Watch out AVB – Roman’s itchy finger is already on the trigger…

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Watch out AVB Roman's itchy finger is already on the trigger...

The owner — having been served a writ while shopping in a West End boutique — is now spending his days wrangling over Russian billions in a London high court. The captain — having endured scandals which included an alleged affair with a team-mate's ex-partner — is at the centre of a racism ­investigation by police and the ­Football Association.

Fans at the Root of Racism Rows

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Fans at the Root of Racism Rows

Let me kick off by saying that racism has absolutely no place in football, nor any other walk of life for that matter. Anyone found guilty of it should be punished with an iron fist to ensure that their irrational intolerance of other races is not allowed to spread like the repugnant plague that it is.

Dodgy parents! Team-mate affairs! Public urination! The Top 10 John Terry scandals

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Dodgy parents! Team-mate affairs! Public urination! The Top 10 John Terry scandals

Poor old John Terry is in hot water again following allegations that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. As the investigation into that particular scandal gets underway, here's 10 other moments that the Chelsea and England star might want to forget.

Arsenal to sign Porno Midget? Plus Mike Parry’s latest football innovations

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Arsenal to sign Porno Midget? Plus Mike Parry's latest football innovations

As an undersized midfielder who few in Britain have heard of, Udinese's Gabriel Torje is naturally a top transfer target for Arsenal's Arsene Wenger. Yet there's a hint that the Romanian might not be the kind of clean-cut youngster Wenger loves to sign.

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What the England National Team Will Look Like At World Cup 2014

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It is never easy being an England fan. The side seems to be either woefully underperforming, in the middle of scandals or suffering from just sheer bad luck. Being an England supporter really should come with a health warning. For ...

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What the England National Team Will Look Like At World Cup 2014

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It is never easy being an England fan. The side seems to be either woefully underperforming, in the middle of scandals or suffering from just sheer bad luck. Being an England supporter really should come with a health warning. For ...

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The Rest

Finnish fixture revamp raises standards, favours HJK

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The Finnish FA reorganised the league structure last season, taking the opportunity presented by Tampere United and AC Oulu's licensing difficulties to reduce the top league by two clubs and introduce a 33-game system. Twelve clubs now play each other club three times, squeezing an additional seven games into the short Finnish season.

Sepp Blatter wants no rules on a day of accountability

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In the space of a few minutes we saw the world of football hand down verdicts on a former England captain clearing him of racism charges and then to one its most storied clubs, devastating them with demotion to the lowest division for financial manipulation.

A brave, new world for the sport as it demanded accountability from its practitioners.

Youthful exuberance provides key to Africa Cup of Nations success

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The following table shows the average age of player that each of the competing nations fielded during the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations 2012 in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea. As expected Cote D'Ivoire's fading golden generation who are attempting to win their nation their first major trophy since 1992 is one of the oldest squads at the tournament.

News & Notes

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Catching up on all the tidbits you might have missed during the week that was. More, after the jump:

Back in action

First, Jack wrote a brilliant piece on the return of one Sam Hutchinson this morning which deserves recognition. So, before going any further, read here.

Former Juventus Director Moggi Gets 5 Years For Involvement In Calciopoli Scandal

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The curtains were finally drawn on the Calciopoli trial yesterday when chief suspect Luciano Moggi was found guilty of sporting fraud and sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in prison.

The 74 year old was director of Juventus during the infamous 2005/2006 season when the club was demoted to Serie B for its involvement in match fixing scandals that saw them win the league that season.

Pre-season Underway

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Firstly, I'd like to apologize for not having posted anything recently, my internet connection was limited the past two weeks while I was away and so I couldn't really get a post up.

Enough has happened since then though, and Im not sure where to begin. There has been talk on and off about the match fixing scandals, though (and Im not surprised at all) it seems Marinakis won't be touched any time soon.

Phone hacking and football, refs and club owners

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Untold Arsenal on Twitter @UntoldArsenal By Tony Attwood If you live outside the UK or you are within the UK and resolutely don't ever read a newspaper, watch TV or listen to the radio you might not know that this country is in the middle of one of its biggest political crises and scandals of [...]

Louisa Necib, Algeria, and the Redemption of French Football

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Watching the France-Canada game of the Women's World Cup yesterday, I was exhilarated by the playing of the French side. Their dominance in the game was a surprise to many, and to me, and also a little ghostly: suddenly, I was watching the sort of flowing, graceful, entertaining French football which for the past years had existed mainly in my imagination.