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Italian champions Lazio will move out of the Olympic Stadium to a new 50,000-capacity ground in the suburbs of Rome surrounded by restaurants and hotels, the club said on Monday.

A two-week suspension of Greek domestic football will have no impact on UEFA Champions League fixtures involving Greek teams, both involved clubs said on Friday.

The wealth disparity between big soccer clubs from poor leagues and those from rich leagues has been highlighted by the high-spending guests - Lazio, Barcelona and Arsenal- who have been invited to a friendly tournament hosted by the famous Dutch club, Ajax Amsterdam. For more, see FEATURES

The chief executive of Dutch soccer club Ajax Amsterdam has resigned after overseeing one of the most turbulent periods in the club's history.

One month before soccer?s Euro 2000 tournament kicks-off, supporters have the opportunity to snap up merchandise from the official online store.

Celtic could soon leave the Scottish Premier League and join a new Atlantic League aimed at leading clubs who dominate Europe's second tier competitions, a club spokesman has said.

Euro 2000 will be less profitable for co-hosts the Netherlands than originally thought, research has indicated.

A new European Super League moved several steps closer after announcemnts from UEFA, and top clubs Manchester United, Arsenal and Ajax Amsterdam.

European soccer's ruling body UEFA said on Friday it was determined not to repeat the mistakes that blighted the ticketing arrangements for this summer's World Cup finals at the 2000 European championships.

The Dutch are hurrying through a new law which would give police powers to separate groups of potential trouble-makers at major events in time for the 2000 European soccer championship finals.

A meeting of the G14 group of top European soccer clubs has failed to agree criteria for the admission of new clubs, reports sportbusiness.com soccer writer Simon Banks from Milan.

Belgian champions Anderlecht has said they had been invited to join the so-called G14 lobby group that unites some of Europe's premier soccer clubs.

The European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti has met with the heads of Real Madrid, AC Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich and Manchester United in Brussels to discuss the proposed changes to the transfer system.

Sports channel Eurosport is setting up a separate sales team to handle advertising and sponsorship sales of events and youth programming, under the YOZ (Youth Only Zone) banner.

Octagon CSI?s international television rights contract with the Federation Internationale de Hockey (FIH) has been extended up until 2004.

Dutch police have unveiled a range of tough measures as a warning to potential hooligans during next month's Euro 2000 soccer championship finals.

The Dutch Parliament will debate whether to create a bill to make black market tickets sales illegal during Euro 2000.

The first test of enhanced security measures for next year's European soccer championships caused long traffic tailbacks at the weekend and led to complaints from local residents.

The Belgian government has approved a budget of 30 million Belgian francs ($758,100) to finance a national publicity campaign for this summer's Euro 2000 soccer championship.

Real Madrid are the latest top European club to reveal their involvement in talks aimed at setting up a new European Super League.

Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam is to form an affiliated squad in Cape Town, the Dutch club has announced.

Dutch soccer side Ajax Amsterdam has taken a 51 percent stake in Ghana's Ashanti Goldfields Sporting Club Ltd.

TalkSport, the UK radio station run by the former editor of The Sun newspaper Kelvin McKenzie, has filed a complaint against the BBC with the Office of Fair Trading over the radio rights to the England versus Greece World Cup qualifier next month.

Eleven soccer clubs from five of Europe's smaller nations are to keep alive the prospect of a breakaway "Euroleague" in the face of UEFA's failure to address their concerns.