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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

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FIFA Report On Match-Fixing Casts Shadow

Football referee Ibrahim Chaibou walked into a bank "carrying a bag filled with as much as $100,000 in $100 bills," according to Hill & Longman of the N.Y. TIMES. Later that night in May '10, Chaibou "refereed an exhibition match between South Africa and Guatemala in preparation for the World Cu ...

Tags: International Football, Africa, Europe

GoalControl Looks Beyond World Cup

This year's World Cup will be the first when "goal-line technology" will be used, years after the concept was introduced to sports such as cricket, rugby and tennis, according to Harro Ten Wolde of REUTERS. GoalControl, which costs €100,000-€170,000 ($136,000-$231,200) a year, "makes use ...

Tags: International Football

Football Notes

England’s World Cup team arrived in Miami on Sunday for a week of training and a pair of games at Sun Life Stadium. Manager Roy Hodgson "has banned agents from the training camp to avoid distractions." Hodgson: "When we’re together, it’s England and purely England and we’re n ...

Tags: International Football

Blatter Won't Sanction Israel

FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Tuesday "ruled out punitive action" against Israel’s FA "after meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try and end a bitter dispute," according to the AFP. Blatter: "I separate politics and sport. I don’t know on what items the FIFA Congress should take ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Football League Draws Up 'B' League Plan

The Football League "is to present an alternative proposal" to FA Chair Greg Dyke’s "controversial League Three plan that would incorporate Premier League B teams in an expanded Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to include a group stage," according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. Dyke "a ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Osasuna Fined For Collapsed Railing

The Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) Competition Committee has fined Osasuna, which will compete in the Spanish second division next season, €6,000 ($8,160) for an incident during the club's La Liga game against Real Betis on May 18, according to EFE. That match was halted for 35 minutes af ...

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Ukrainian Owner On The Run

Ukrainian oligarch Sergei Kurchenko, the owner of football club Metalist Kharkiv, promised to continue to finance the squad. However, it is not clear how he is going to do it with an int'l arrest warrant out for him. "I guarantee that I will continue to finance the club and I won't abandon it, even ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

Havelange: WC Budget Spent Or Stolen

Brazil World Cup Organizing Committee Member Joana Havelange has "sparked controversy by telling protesters angry over the tournament budget that the money had already been spent or stolen," according to the AFP. Reacting to the wave of protests over the more than $11B being spent on the event, Have ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

FIGC To Ban Co-Ownership Of Players

Italy is to ban clubs from co-owning players, saying that "the practice is out of line with the rest of Europe," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Italian Football Federation (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete said on the organization's website, "From the next transfer window onwards, the co-own ...

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Germans Expect Title From National Team

Almost half of the German population "expects the German national team to win the title at the World Cup in Brazil," according to the SID. This is the result of a study by "Football Research in an Enlarged Europe" on the opinion of football in European countries. FREE asked 7,245 Europeans for the s ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

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