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FIFA Sponsors Have Yet To Pull Out Of Deals In Wake Of Corruption Indictments

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 29 / 15

While many FIFA sponsors have "advertised their concerns" amid the scandal that broke this week, none of them so far "have said they are pulling out of their deals," according to a front-page piece by Vranica, Mickle & Robinson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing ...

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