Hooligans threaten Argentine players with guns
Players of Argentine team Sportivo Italiano were threatened and robbed by their own supporters. These so-called fans were angry because the club recently relegated from the country’s second division.
South Americans play charity matches for Chile
Footballers from all over South America are helping Chile and its victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami. There were charity matches organized in Paraguay and Argentina.
‘Question marks regarding automatic red card’
FIFPro has serious reservations regarding the issuing of a red card following the awarding of a penalty kick for the ‘denial of an obvious goalscoring chance’. ‘Puyol and Barcelona were in fact punished three times.’
Spanish union warns over possible strike action
The Spanish footballers’ association has offered all the sporting bodies involved a Great Pact to solve the current problems. If agreement is not reached, the AFE will call a strike by football players in all divisions.
‘Badly treated’ Austrian players require sports law
The Austrian players’ union, VdF, demands a sports law. The VdF called upon the country’s sports minister to come into action, after a book brought to light grave injustices in the way sportspersons are being treated in Austria.
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