Euro 2012

Decision Made

Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching transfer regulations. FIFA said Wednesday that its appeal committee confirmed that the signing of 10 players to Barcelona's renowned La Masia program violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking.
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Door Klosed?

Lazio forward Miroslav Klose has been ruled out for a month with a left thigh muscle tear, damaging his chances of selection for Germany's World Cup squad. Lazio announced the injury details Tuesday following exams. Klose was expected to play in Lazio's 2-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday but was held out at the last minute due to muscle problems.
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Match Fixing

UEFA says it has banned Fenerbahce from next season's Champions League and has excluded Besiktas from the Europa League after both Turkish clubs were punished on separate charges of match-fixing. European football's ruling body says Fenerbahce was banned from the next three UEFA club competitions for which it would have qualified, starting with next season's Champions League.
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Euro Winfall

Bayern Munich has collected the biggest single share of C3.1 million ($4 million) from UEFA's C100 million ($128 million) fund to compensate clubs for releasing players to the 2012 European Championship.
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Staying Put

Real Madrid says Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a four-season contract extension that will keep him with club until June 2018. Modric, who joined Madrid in August 2012 from English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspurs in a deal worth a reported 35 million euros ($44 million), won the UEFA Champions League with the La Liga club last season.
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