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Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

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Gillette Taking Federer To Brazil

Roger Federer's trip to Brazil as part of the Gillette Federer Tour has been confirmed, according to IG.com.br. The event will take place in the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo from Dec. 6-8. Others participants include Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenk ...

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Rebelo Talks World Cup, Olympics

Freshly returned from the Olympic Games in London, Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo spoke with reporters via conference call from Brasilia to talk about plans and construction for the 2014 World Cup  and the 2016 Rio Games. Q: Could you tell us what specific lessons you learned from L ...

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Fired Korean Coach Demands Pay

Former national football team Manager Cho Kwang-rae "is demanding the Korea Football Association pay him for the remainder of his contract despite being fired along with his coaching staff in December following a loss to Lebanon in a World Cup qualifier," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. ...

Tags: Football, NTRA, TRAC, Brazil

Flamengo In Trouble With Sponsor

Triunfo Logistica "could break their contract" with Brasileiro club Flamengo after the beach football team of the club played a match without the company's logo, according to Daniel Zalaf of MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The company's legal department is weighing the different options that can be taken a ...

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Gulliver Signs Neymar For New Toy Line

Toy manufacturer Gulliver "closed a deal" with Brazilian footballer Neymar to produce a new collection, according to MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The Brazilian company will use the image of the Brazilian national team and Santos striker in a collection called "Neymar Jr. Futebol Club." Gulliver, which h ...

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CBF, MasterCard Agree To 7-Year Deal

MasterCard has agreed to a new seven-year deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation, according to DGABC.com.br. In addition to sponsoring all of the male teams, the deal also includes the U-20 and U-17 women sides. With the deal, MasterCard will have access to the branding rights, provide ticke ...

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FIFA Seeking WC Volunteers

The 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee launched the volunteer program on Tuesday in Salvador, Brazil, according to IG.com.br. The event marked the opening day for people to send in their applications, which they can do through the FIFA website. The expectation of the committee is "to have app ...

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Rio Government Picks Seat Supplier

The Rio de Janeiro government will announce "in the upcoming days" that they have chosen Giroflex to supply the seats to the Maracanã stadium, according to Marcelo Baltar of GLOBO ESPORTE. The Brazilian company was chosen over Italian company Bertele and will be in charge of producing 78,000 ...

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Corinthians Wants Exclusive Cemetery

Corinthians FC wants its fans "to stay connected with the club even after death," according to Bruno Thadeu of UOL.com.br. Management is negotiating with a construction company to have "an exclusive cemetery" for their fans. The location of the site has not yet been decided. Corinthians VP Luis Paul ...

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Pitch Agrees To Deal With CBF

London-based sports marketing agency Pitch International has agreed to an exclusive partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for the right to organize, promote and commercialize all Brazil int'l friendly matches for the next 10 years. Pitch's relationship with the CBF will begin o ...

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