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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is a senior staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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High hopes for year two of Guinness Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

The early exit of several top nations at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil could be a blessing in disguise for this year’s Guinness International Champions Cup. At least, that’s the belief of Charlie Stillitano, CEO of tournament organizer Relevent Sports. With teams like En...

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