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Moggi Sentenced in GEA World Transfer Scandal


An Italian court convicted former Juventus GM Luciano Moggi of corruption in the GEA World transfer scandal.  He faces an 18-month prison sentence, which may be reduced or nullified on appeal.

Moggi used violence and threats to coerce players into signing with the GEA World management agency, controlled by his son Alessandro.  The agency would then force players to sign with specific clubs, presumably to benefit Juventus.

The scandal is distinct from Moggi’s involvement in the 2006 Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.  He is currently serving a five-year ban from Italian football for that, and faces a separate criminal trial.

Classy guy.


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Headlines: Bendtner Punished with Pink Boots

nicklas-bendtner-789Nike will punish Nicklas Bendtner for his incompetence, by making him wear pink boots. (The Spoiler)

Tevez and Mother. (OkeydokeFootball)

MLS will indoctrinate the next generation, while they are young. (MLS Rumors)

Djimi Traore, goal-scoring machine. (The Offside)

Giuseppe Rossi will make his first start for Italy (Gazzetta dello Sport)

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Totti Dedicates Victory Over Chelsea to Young Fan Who Died

totti-f2Francesco Totti dedicated Roma’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea, to a young Roma fan who died just before the match.  The 13-year old boy named Niccolo was hit by a falling tree, during severe weather in Rome.

“We found out what had happened after the match, and it’s needless to say how I felt,” Totti said.  “I would just like to dedicate the victory to him and send a hug to his entire family.”

Totti shouldn’t be commended for saying this.  To sympathize is human, not praiseworthy.  However, his acknowledgement further confirms his community connection and his loyalty to Roma and its fans.

At a time when footballers sanctimoniously kiss badges at every opportunity and consider a £55,000 per week offer an insult, international soccer could use a few more men like Totti.

Thanks to The Beautiful Game

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Saturday International Results 10/11/08

Romania 2 – France 2 Les Bleus returned from a two goal deficit, sparked by Yoann Gourcuff.  Has anyone successfully explained why Domenech is still employed?

Faroe Islands 1 – Austria 1 The first point for Faroe Islands in three years, against a team that pummeled France a month ago.

Jamaica 1 – Mexico 0 Huge upset for the Reggae Boyz.  Sven is tempering expectations.

United States 6 – Cuba 1 A great victory for Democracy.  The U.S. padded their stats and their FIFA ranking, qualified for next round.

Bulgaria 0 – Italy 0 Lippi and the Cup Winners had more yellow cards than shots on target.

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Serie A May Break Away to Form Italian Super League

Italian top league Serie A appears set to part with second division Serie B to form a Super League, in a move similar to the advent of the English Premier League in the early 1990s.  

The move would be attractive financially for Serie A sides.  They would escape the burden of subsidizing an unprofitable Serie B.  They could also then renegotiate a more lucrative television contract, placing them on a firmer financial footing to compete with English clubs.

Serie B likely will reject a payout of 65 million euros from Serie A for this season.

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