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Turkish Side Fenerbahce In Talks Over Stadium Naming Rights Sponsorship Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

A senior exec of Turkish side Fenerbahce said that the club is "in talks with companies including Qatar National Bank for a sponsorship deal" that will include naming rights to its football stadium for the first time, according to Ercan Ersoy of BLOOMBERG. The exec said that potential sponsors ...

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Palestine FA Continues Israel Suspension Pursuit

Palestine FA President Jibril Rajoub said that it will "not drop its proposal for a vote at the FIFA Congress to suspend Israel" from int'l football although it will "continue to pursue dialogue," according to REUTERS. Rajoub met Israeli FA President Ofer Eini and FIFA President Sepp Blatter at ...

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Qatar To Build Cities For Migrant Laborers

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Architect Plans Underwater Tennis Center

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Television Crew Arrested In Qatar

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Iran Reveals Plans To Build F1 Circuit

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