Quote of the Day

"Sometimes you have to sup with the devil with a long spoon."
-- Former senior FIFA exec Jérôme Champagne, insisting that FIFA President Sepp Blatter is not corrupt but has had to make compromises because of the organization's structure. (London GUARDIAN, 11/12)
Thursday November 14, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 111 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Campaign Trail

    Jérôme Champagne is considering running for FIFA presidency in 2015.

    Former senior FIFA exec Jérôme Champagne "has issued a passionate call for a wide-ranging debate over the future of the game before the governing body's next presidential election" in '15, warning that a "coronation" for any candidate "could be disastrous for football," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Champagne said, "The 2015 election will be a very, very, very important moment because that election will determine football until 2025 or 2030."

  • Next In Line

    Indian cricketer Sharma is marketers' heir apparent to Tendulkar.

  • On The Line

    Mexico sponsors have $600M riding on team's qualification in the 2014 World Cup.

  • Catching Hold

    AFC Champions League final draws 120 million viewers across all channels.

  • Road To Rio

    Brazilian Football Confederation extends partnership deal with Itau bank.

  • Into The Ashes

    ECB signs deal with Channel Nine for next two Ashes tours.

  • Talent Drain

    Borussia Dortmund reports lower profits tied to high player payroll.

  • Cost Effective

    La Liga club Valencia cuts $81M from budget for new stadium.

  • The Home Front

    PFA calls on UEFA to mandate "homegrown" players on European clubs.

  • Second Time Around

    Austin hopes to dodge "sophomore slump" in U.S. Grand Prix.

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