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How to bet on the upcoming FIFA World Cup

In the coming weeks, literally billions of dollars will be bet on the World Cup in Qatar, in virtually every country where it is legal (and in many where, strictly speaking, it is against the law). According to FIFA, US $155 billion was bet on the last World Cup in Russia, a figure that is likely to be exceeded this ...

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Arsenal win transfer court battle

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled in favour of Arsenal in a dispute about sell-on clauses they inserted into agreements when selling two players. The players in question were striker Chuba Akpom who was sold to Greek side PAOK, and Joel Campbell, who moved to Italian side Froisnone, both in 2018. Although sell-on clauses are standard practice, ...

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FIFA reveals drop in transfer spending

FIFA have released figures for the amount of money spent on clubs worldwide on summer transfers, and it has shown a sharp drop due to the pandemic.  The overall number of transfers was also down. They reveal that US $9.2 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1st and October 5th, the date that most transfer windows closed. That compares ...

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FA takes FIFA to court

The Football Association is taking the world’s governing body, FIFA, to court. The case relates to the two window transfer ban handed out to Chelsea in February 2019 for breaching the rules on signing players from abroad aged under 18. The West London club were also fined, as were the FA, who were warned by FIFA that they needed to ...

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European Super League| How Europe’s top clubs have outgrown the traditional European leagues

The murmurs have steadily grown to whispers.  These whispers have lead to clandestine meetings in secretive venues across Europe.  Representatives from the biggest football clubs on the continent have increasingly met and discussed a new project which would likely see the biggest shake up of football in modern times.  They have been discussing the now very real prospect of forming ...

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