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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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11/28/13
Soccerex Eyes Brazil Convention Return

Organizers of the Soccerex global football convention "hope to reschedule the event for early next year," according to XINHUA. The six-day conference, which had been earmarked to begin on Nov. 30, was canceled earlier this month "due to concerns over security." Soccerex officials claimed that "the d ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

11/27/13
Brazil Stadium Costs To Jump By $435M

The cost of 12 stadiums being prepared for next year's football World Cup in Brazil "has soared" by almost 1B reais ($435M), according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The increase "was expected following delay and cost overruns at several venues." FIFA has demanded all the work be completed by nex ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

11/26/13
Rio 2016 Chief: 'Every Day Is A Final'

Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee President Carlos Nuzman believes "every day is a final" for Brazil's government and Games organizers following extensive delays to key building and infrastructure projects, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. However, Nuzman is confident that the ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

11/25/13
World Cup Rosters Valued At $8.7B

Sports marketing agency Euromericas has released a study showing the combined market values of the rosters for the 32 national teams that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to CLARIN. The teams' rosters are valued at a total of €6.4B ($8.7B). Spain leads the way wi ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

11/25/13
Brazilian Players Threaten Strike

Brasileiro Corinthians captain Paulo Andre, who is leading a new Brazilian players' union, has warned that the '14 season "may not start on schedule if the authorities do not listen to pleas for fewer games and a longer pre-season in 2015," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Andre said that more ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

11/25/13
Brazil Awards $9B In Airport Deals

Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9B worth of contracts "in a hotly contested auction as the country overhauls crowded terminals ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics," according to Goy & Vilas Boas of REUTERS. The concessions, in Rio de ...

Tags: Finance, Brazil

11/22/13
Rio LOC To Fix City's Polluted Waterways

Rio de Janeiro's "endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics," according to the AP. But "zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage." In the neon green waters around the site of ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

11/21/13
Testing Failure Leaves FIFA Few Options

FIFA Medical Committee Chair Michel D'Hooghe has warned that "anti-doping measures at next year's World Cup could be seriously compromised as a result of having to transport samples halfway round the world for testing," according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. FIFA last week announ ...

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11/15/13
Sao Paulo Cup Venue 94% Complete

Sao Paulo's Itaquerao World Cup Stadium is 94% complete, "easing fears the venue could miss the December construction deadline" set by FIFA, according to XINHUA. Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, which is "responsible for the project," said that the "roof's steel structure has already been moun ...

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11/14/13
Brazilian Football, Itau Extend Deal

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has "further strengthened its commercial portfolio ahead of the country’s staging of the 2014 FIFA World Cup" by agreeing to an eight-year extension to its sponsorship deal with banking group Itau, according to SOCCEREX. Itau will back the Brazilian n ...

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