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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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Sky's Champions League Coverage A Hit

German pay-TV channel Sky "has recorded more than 1 million viewers for its broadcast of the Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Juventus," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.12 million viewers tuned in to watch the first leg of the quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday nig ...

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Bayern Munich To Up Stadium Capacity

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich "reportedly wants to increase its stadium capacity" for int'l matches, according to the SID. The club "wants to increase the capacity of its Allianz Arena for int'l matches by 3,000 seats from 68,000 to 71,000." The proposed upgrade "would correlate with the stadium's B ...

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FC Basel Takes Over Stadium Marketing

Swiss Super League club FC Basel "is taking over the complete marketing for its stadium from Basel United," according to the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. The club "hopes to create another financial revenue stream with stadium marketing." FC Basel "has been sharing the stadium's marketing with Basel Un ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

FIFA Picks Goal-Line Firm For Brazil

FIFA has appointed German company GoalControl to provide goal-line technology at June's Confederations Cup in Brazil. The company will use 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch as part of its GoalControl-4D system. The system, if successful, will also be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ...

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France Won't Exempt Clubs From Tax

Officials in the French PM's office said on Tuesday that the country's revamped 75% tax on annual salaries above €1M ($1.2M) "will apply to all companies," rejecting suggestions that football clubs would be exempt, according to Elizabeth Pineau of REUTERS. French Football Federation P ...

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ESPN, Turkish Airlines Team Up On Doc

Turkish Airlines will sponsor ESPN's new global documentary series called "Basketball Capitals presented by Turkish Airlines," which profiles the culture and passion for basketball within the world's most iconic cities. The new partnership takes viewers through four premier destinations that Turkish ...

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ARD Denies Accusations By The BBL

German public broadcaster ARD Sports Dir Axel Balkausky "has denied accusations by the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) about too little air time," according to the DPA. Balkausky "pointed to the new contract between ARD/ZDF marketing partner Sport A and the three sports hockey, handball and basketball." ...

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Report: Webber To Join Porsche In '14

Australian F1 driver Mark Webber "will reportedly leave Red Bull and join for Porsche in '14," according to Frank Schneider of BILD. Sources told Bild that Webber "is on the list of the Stuttgart-based company to drive a new prototype for its factory team" at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and in eigh ...

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Adidas Markets Messi In U.S.

Adidas believes that FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi is "such a transcendent star, it would be silly NOT to try” to promote him in the U.S., according to Brian Shactman of CNBC.com. Messi is “the best soccer player in the world but he's virtually unknown” stateside. Adidas America Socc ...

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Scudamore Tops Times Power 100 List

The LONDON TIMES concluded its Power 100 list of sport's most influential people last week by naming Premier League CEO RICHARD SCUDAMORE No. 1. The Premier League has secured £5.5B (8.3B) in broadcast deals over the next three years, and "there is no sign of the bubble bursting for English ...

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