Featured Story

Irish Second-Tier Matches Draw €650,000 In Bets Globally, Inquiry Hears

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 25 / 17

First Division matches in the League of Ireland are attracting up to €650,000 ($776,815) "in bets on global exchanges," an inquiry into alleged match-fixing has been told, according to Mark Tighe of the SUNDAY TIMES. While First Division games attract average crowds of less than 500, they are "...

Read More

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

More Stories

03/27/17
Montagliani Calls For Automatic Entry

With the U.S., Canada and Mexico "widely expected to bid jointly" for the 2026 World Cup, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, the region's FIFA VP, "believes all three should automatically enter the tournament if chosen as co-hosts," according to the AP. He said that continental football bodies s ...

Tags: International Football, North America

03/27/17
La Liga Teams Struggling To Fill Stadiums

La Liga teams were ranked as "possessing the second worst ability to fill their stadiums in major European leagues, ahead of only Portugal," according to MARCA. Far "out in front were the Premier League and the Bundesliga," which are the only two able to "boast consistently sold out grounds across t ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

03/27/17
Football Notes

Man City broke the FA's anti-doping rules three times in less than five months, the FA said. The club also failed to "take notice of a written warning sent three weeks before the final breach." Man City was fined £35,000 ($44,000) last month but the written reasons "have now been rele ...

Tags: International Football

03/24/17
Reps From Serie A Clubs Stage Walkout

Reps from six clubs "walked out" of the Serie A assembly on Wednesday in a dispute over TV money, according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN.com. Delegates from AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina "all left the meeting." They believe that the distribution of TV money "does ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

03/24/17
Football Notes

China's richest man, Wanda Group Chair Wang Jianlin , "warned the country's football clubs to spend their money more wisely" -- and that the nation's goal of becoming a football "superpower" will "require patience." Wang's comments appear to be "the latest signal that the country's wild spending o ...

Tags: International Football

03/23/17
UEFA To Consider Squad Limits

UEFA "will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs," UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said on Wednesday, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The Slovenian lawyer said tha ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

03/23/17
Football Notes

Amid "rising tensions between China and South Korea ," there will be " unprecedented " security for Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier between the two countries in Changsha, China. Reports in Chinese media said that security preparations for the match "were unlike anything experienced ...

Tags: International Football

03/22/17
Aussie Clubs Push For Second Division

Australia's second-tier football clubs will "continue their push for a national second division, but are prepared to work with Football Federation Australia on its creation," according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The newly-formed Association of Australian Football Clubs " met ...

Tags: Australia, International Football

03/22/17
ICC Releases U.S. Schedule

ManU will face Man City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the U.S. this summer as part of the Int'l Champions Cup, according to ESPN.com. Paris St. Germain, Juventus, Roma and Tottenham will also take part in the tournament, which will air on ESPN networks in the U.S. The ICC previously unveiled a ...

Tags: International Football, North America

03/22/17
Football Notes

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said that " only a few European countries would be able to host a 48-team World Cup ." In January, FIFA decided to "expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams" for the '26 tournament. Čeferin said, "I think maybe two countries, three countries in E ...

Tags: International Football

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug