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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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12/12/13
Sponsors Gear Up For 2014 World Cup

As marketing around the 2014 World Cup in Brazil "revs up, one of the biggest headaches for FIFA ... is protecting its six global partners, eight global sponsors and eight local supporters from competitors who break the rules," according to Claudia Penteado of AD AGE. Global partners, which are "in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

12/10/13
Brazil Violence Leads To World Cup Fears

A Brazilian league match was stopped for more than an hour Sunday after fans "started fighting in the stands and a helicopter had to land on the pitch to airlift a seriously injured man," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. A doctor said that two other fans "were hospitalised in serious condition a ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/09/13
Brazil Kicks Off Online Tourism Campaign

Brazilian government tourism authority Embratur took advantage of the live World Cup draw "to start targeting online videos at potential visitors to Brazil from key tourism markets," according to Laurel Wentz of AD AGE. Embratur worked with Sao Paulo agency Neogama "to create videos f ...

Tags: Media, Brazil

12/09/13
Brazilian Player's Group Warns Of Strike

Brazilian football players on Saturday warned that a strike is "imminent" and criticized the game's domestic ruling body for refusing to negotiate to avert action that would disrupt league matches next year, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Players with Common Sense FC, a pressure gr ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/06/13
IMX Marketing Wins Beira-Rio Contract

Sports marketing agency IMX has been "appointed to manage the marketing of hospitality and VIP areas at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil," according to SOCCEREX. IMX, a "50/50 joint venture" between IMG Worldwide and "Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista’s EBX Group, will be respons ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

12/05/13
World Cup Prize Money Increased

The winner of the 2014 World Cup will win €10M ($13.5M) "more than Spain won in '10," according to Julio Chiappetta of CLARIN. The "champion of the upcoming World Cup" will take home €40M ($54M) after Spain earned €30M in '10. Each "team that participates will make" at least €8M ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/04/13
Brazil Against Foreign World Cup Carriers

Brazil has decided against "opening more routes for foreign air carriers" for the 2014 World Cup, certain it can handle the "millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. Brazil Civil Aviation Secretary Wellington ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

12/04/13
CBF Wants To Increase Foreign Presence

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is "considering raising from three to five the number of foreign players that teams can use per game, addressing a request from clubs including Porto Alegre, Gremio and Vitoria," according to the EFE. This "information was attributed to CBF President Jos&ea ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

12/03/13
Workers Return To Sao Paulo Stadium

Construction workers "are returning to the stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup, five days after an accident killed two workers," according to the AP. Small groups of stonemasons, metal workers and others "trickled into the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo early Monday morning." T ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil, FIFA World Cup

11/28/13
Two Die In Collapse At World Cup Venue

At least two people "have reportedly been killed after a crane crashed into a World Cup stadium" in São Paulo, according to Donna Bowater of the London TELEGRAPH. Local media reported the last metal piece of the roof was being installed at the Corinthians stadium "when the ground gave way and ...

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