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Apr 1, 2014

Fans cry foul over 90 pounds England World Cup shirt

LONDON (Reuters) – Sportwear company Nike came under fire on Tuesday after England World Cup shirts went on sale for a price of up to 90 pounds ahead of this year’s tournament in Brazil.

The U.S. company said the top price was for a limited edition shirt which was an exact copy in terms of material, fit and finish of what the England players will wear. A more basic replica shirt costs 60 pounds.

Mar 28, 2014

Winning trumps style for pragmatic Brazilians

HATFIELD, England (Reuters) – Winning the World Cup for a sixth time matters more to Brazil than putting on a display of the “beautiful game”, Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Friday.

Parreira, who coached Brazil to the World Cup in 1994, said Brazilians loved what he called “fancy football” and dribbling but it was not always possible to turn on the style.

Mar 28, 2014

Soccer-Winning trumps style for pragmatic Brazilians

HATFIELD, England, March 28 (Reuters) – Winning the World Cup for a sixth time matters more to Brazil than putting on a display of the “beautiful game”, Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Friday.

Parreira, who coached Brazil to the World Cup in 1994, said Brazilians loved what he called “fancy football” and dribbling but it was not always possible to turn on the style.

Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014

Rangers warn fans of risk of fresh cash crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Scottish football champions Rangers warned fans on Thursday that they could provoke a fresh financial crisis at the Glasgow club if they withheld season ticket payments.

Some supporters have threatened to divert season ticket money into a trust fund and hand it over only when they have clarity about the board’s plans for a club which is rebuilding after collapsing under a pile of debt in 2012.

Mar 27, 2014

Soccer-Rangers warn fans of risk of fresh cash crisis

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – Former Scottish soccer champions Rangers warned fans on Thursday that they could provoke a fresh financial crisis at the Glasgow club if they withheld season ticket payments.

Some supporters have threatened to divert season ticket money into a trust fund and hand it over only when they have clarity about the board’s plans for a club which is rebuilding after collapsing under a pile of debt in 2012.

Mar 27, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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