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Bayern Munich Signs Premium Partnership Agreement With Software Company SAP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 20 / 14

Bayern Munich has a new premium partner. The Bundesliga club signed an agreement with software manufacturer SAP SE for an initial three-year term. The partnership aims for sporting and commercial success through the use of innovative technologies, with the goal of simplifying and efficiently structu...

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06/06/13
Football Notes

Former Barcelona Security Dir and Spanish Dir General for Prison Services Xavier Martorell resigned Tuesday "for personal reasons." Martorell was accused by former Barcelona Dir General Joan Oliver of spying on club employees ( MUNDO DPEORTIVO, 6/5 ). ... Issues arising from the recent ...

Tags: International Football

06/05/13
Spanish Football Sanctions Guadalajara

The Spanish Football League (LFP) has sanctioned Spanish second division club Guadalajara with relegation to the third division -- second division B -- for irregularities in the process of issuing shares over the past year, according to the EFE. The LFP opened an investigation into Guadalajara for p ...

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06/05/13
Football Notes

Asian champions Japan "became the first side to qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil when playmaker Keisuke Honda scored an injury-time penalty to claim a 1-1 draw with Australia in Saitama on Tuesday" ( REUTERS, 6/4 ). ... EPL Tottenham Hotspur player Andros Townsend "has been given a four- ...

Tags: International Football

06/04/13
FIFA Chiefs Run Up $16M Tab At Junket

World football chiefs ran up a £10.5M ($16M) bill "for a two-day meeting on the paradise island of Mauritius," according to David Pilditch of the London EXPRESS. The cost included more than £2M ($3M) "on luxury accommodation alone." A lavish opening ceremony came to £714,000 ( ...

Tags: International Football

06/04/13
FA Chair: England Needs More Players

FA Chair David Bernstein believes the FA "desperately need to increase the pool of real quality players" available to England Manager Roy Hodgson, according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. Bernstein: "The number of English players in the Premier League and the Football League is a really im ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, United Kingdom

06/04/13
Football Notes

La Liga side Málaga will meet with UEFA on Tuesday at the central headquarters of the Sports Arbitration Court (TAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland to defend its next participation in the Europa League. Málaga has athletically met the terms of qualification for the competition with a sixth-p ...

Tags: International Football

06/03/13
FIFA Elects Nsekera First Woman Exec

Burundi FA President Lydia Nsekera became the first female candidate elected to FIFA's board in the governing body's 109-year history. Nsekera, 46, will serve a four-year term on the committee after winning the vote at the FIFA congress in Mauritius Friday. Moya Dodd and Sonia Bien-Aime will each jo ...

Tags: International Football

06/03/13
AFE President Speaks Out

Spanish Footballers Association (AFE) President Luis Manuel Rubiales discussed match-fixing and his thoughts on how common the practice has been within the Spanish Football League (LFP), according to Sergio Fernández of MARCA. On the subject of players who have claimed they have witnessed mat ...

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06/03/13
Football Notes

FA Football Development Dir Trevor Brooking claimed Friday night that “English football is being held back by some clubs’ reluctance to pay full-time coaches more than" £15,000 ($22,800) a year at the U16 level. Brooking "has identified a problem in the 12-to-16 age group, where he ...

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05/31/13
Platini: FIFA Won't Raise Age Limit

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