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Velez Sarsfield boss Omar De Felippe quits after supporter spits on him

Omar De Felippe
Omar De Felippe had been in charge of Velez Sarsfield since September 2016.

Velez Sarsfield coach Omar De Felippe has resigned after being spat on by a fan of the Superliga Argentina side.

De Felippe has decided to step down after 31 games in charge of Velez following his side's 2-0 league defeat at home to second-placed Union de Santa Fe on Monday.

"I'm leaving because of what happened on the pitch," De Felippe said in his postmatch news conference. "A fan spat at me. I can't stand that. I can't put up with a stupid person spitting at me. Better to leave now."

Monday's...

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Velez Sarsfield furious at Manchester City over Benjamin Garre transfer

Velez Sarsfield are "angry" at Manchester City ahead of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the transfer of a teenager, the Argentine club's club secretary, Bernardo Bertelloni, has told The Times.

An appeal by Velez Sarsfield to challenge the transfer of Benjamin Garre will be heard on July 3.

Velez complained to FIFA last year that City broke rules preventing trafficking of minors by signing Garre after he turned 16.

The Premier League club said they could register Garre...

Manchester City, FIFA team up for CAS appeal by Velez Sarsfield

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Velez Sarsfield complained to FIFA last year that City broke rules preventing trafficking of minors.

Manchester City and FIFA will be on the same side of an appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS says an appeal by Argentine club Velez Sarsfield to challenge the transfer of teenager Benjamin Garre will be heard on July 3.

Velez complained to FIFA last year that City broke rules preventing trafficking of minors by signing Garre after he turned 16.

The Premier League club said they could register Garre with the English Football Association and FIFA because he had an Italian passport.

FIFA...

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Man City reported to FIFA over signing of Velez Sarsfield youngster

Manchester City have been reported to FIFA by Velez Sarsfield over the alleged "trafficking" of a youngster they signed.

City signed Benjamin Garre from Velez in July after he turned 16, beating off competition from Manchester United and Barcelona.

However, according to Argentine side Velez, City tried to sign Garre while he was 15 -- a move they claim breached FIFA's rules on the transfer of minors. FIFA has strict rules in place to help prevent clubs signing players under the age of 18 from outside...

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Arsenal close to deal for Velez Sarsfield's Maximiliano Romero

Velez Sarsfield youngster Maximiliano Romero has told TyC Sports that talks over a move to Arsenal are at an "advanced stage."

Ole reported news of Arsenal's interest in the player in January, and Argentine website Infobae has now claimed Arsenal are prepared to pay €6 million for the 16-year-old striker, who has yet to make his league debut for Velez.

The offer would see Romero remain with Velez for a further two years before moving to London.

"Talks with Arsenal are at an advanced...