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Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish football clubs have reduced their huge debt with the country's tax authorities by over 50 percent in the past two years, a report by the league & the country's sports council said on Friday.

The debt to the tax authorities has dropped from a high of 650 million euros in 2013 to 317 million euros by September this year.

"The general evaluation is very satisfactory. We are very pleased with the work done with La Liga, the results in the development of the debt & the financial health of football," said sports minister Miguel Cardenal.

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Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish football clubs have reduced their huge debt with the country's tax authorities by over 50 percent in the past two years, a report by the league & the country's sports council said on Friday.

The debt to the tax authorities has dropped from a high of 650 million euros in 2013 to 317 million euros by September this year.

"The general evaluation is very satisfactory. We are very pleased with the work done with La Liga, the results in the development of the debt & the financial health of football," said sports minister Miguel Cardenal.

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Barca, Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles

Barca, Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles

BARCELONA, July 27 (Reuters) – Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao & the Spanish football federation face fines over politically- motivated whistles & banners during last season’s King’s Cup final at the Nou Camp, the Spanish government said on Monday. The national anthem was drowned out & there were anti-Spanish flags & chants from the crowd during the match won by Barca last May.

The clubs come from the separatist regions of Catalonia & the Basque Country & both had been warned that they could be punished if they did not control their supporters.

The state commission against violence is now set to fine Barca 66,000 euros ($73, 200), Bilbao 18,000 euros & the Spanish federation, who organised the competition, 123,000 euros.

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Soccer-Barca, Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles

Soccer-Barca, Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles

BARCELONA, July 27 (Reuters) – Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao & the Spanish football federation face fines over politically- motivated whistles & banners during last season's King's Cup final at the Nou Camp, the Spanish government said on Monday.

The national anthem was drowned out & there were anti-Spanish flags & chants from the crowd during the match won by Barca last May.

The clubs come from the separatist regions of Catalonia & the Basque Country & both had been warned that they could be punished if they did not control their supporters.

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Soccer-Watchdog appeals for heavier Villarreal banana fine

Soccer-Watchdog appeals for heavier Villarreal banana fine

(recasts with appeal)

By Tim Hanlon

May 8 (Reuters) – A Spanish sports watchdog is to appeal against the leniency of a 12,000 euros ($16,700) fine given to Villarreal after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona's Dani Alves.

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Villarreal banana-throw fine too lenient, says minister

Villarreal banana-throw fine too lenient, says minister

Milan – By Tim Hanlon

May 8 (Reuters) – The fine of 12,000 euros ($16,700) given to Villarreal after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona's Dani Alves was too lenient, according to Spanish sports minister Miguel Cardenal who is looking to hand out a stiffer sanction.

Brazilian Alves received widespread support after picking up the banana & biting into the fruit as he prepared to take a corner during the April 27 La Liga match.

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Soccer-Spanish federation to forego subsidy for third year

Soccer-Spanish federation to forego subsidy for third year

MADRID, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), flush with cash after the national team’s phenomenal run in recent years, intends to forego its state subsidy for the third year in a row in 2014, the government announced on Monday.

The world & European champions have a host of corporate sponsors including German apparel maker adidas, energy company Iberdrola, Movistar, the mobile phone unit of telecoms operator Telefonica, & carmaker Nissan.

The RFEF’s latest gesture, which needs approval from the board of directors, means it will have turned down just under five million euros ($6.68 million) it was entitled to for 2012, 2013 & 2014, according to the government sports council (CSD).

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