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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 30 / 15

The Aspire Group Director of Australian Operations BEN PINCUS is managing a collaborative initiative with the National Rugby League that recently opened the first centralized Fan Relationship Management Center devoted exclusively to outbound sales calls in the history of the NRL. Pincus's team of ...

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06/30/14
World Cup Notes

Members of Greece's World Cup squad, which played Costa Rica in the first round of the knockout stage on Sunday, sent a letter to Greek PM Antonis Samaras "rejecting bonuses for their historic streak." In "exchange, they are asking for a training facility to be built for the different categories of ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

06/27/14
FIFA Hands Suárez Four-Month Ban

Uruguay's Luis Suárez has been handed a record nine-game int'l ban and a four-month football ban after FIFA "found him guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, making the sanction the biggest ever World Cup suspension in history," according to Jack de Menezes of the London INDEPENDE ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

06/27/14
FIFA Investigating Neymar's Underwear

Brazilian news site UOL.com reported FIFA is investigating Brazilian player Neymar "for displaying prohibited underwear during his country's 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday," according to Troy Machir of SPORTING NEWS. Part of Neymar's Speedo undergarments "were exposed during the customary post-mat ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

06/27/14
Two Ghana Players Sent Home From WC

The Ghana FA announced that Ghana midfielders Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng "have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and sent home from the World Cup in Brazil for disciplinary reasons," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The association claimed the decision to suspend Munt ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

06/27/14
World Cup Notes

Honduras national team coach Luis Fernando Suarez "has quit his job following his team's 3-0 loss to Switzerland at the World Cup." Wednesday's result "left Honduras winless in its three matches and eliminated from the tournament" ( AP, 6/25 ). ... U.S. and German football fans "faced flooded stre ...

Tags: International Football

06/26/14
FIFA Launches Investigation Into Suárez

Uruguay striker Luis Suárez "faces being sent home from the World Cup in disgrace" after FIFA charged the Liverpool striker with biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, according to Bonnici, Cue, Barrett & Hawkey of the LONDON TIMES. Suárez could receive a ban of up to 24 int'l mat ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

06/26/14
Ghana Players To Receive $3M In Cash

Ghana has sent a plane carrying $3M in cash to Brazil to "pay the World Cup appearance fees" owed to the national team, according to Ekow Dontoh of BLOOMBERG. Ghana Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yammin said, "The players insisted that they will want physical cash." Ghana President John Dramani Maham ...

Tags: International Football, Africa, Brazil

06/26/14
Global Coverage Skews English

Media tracker Moreover Technologies has come up with a "number of data sets around how the media worldwide is covering the World Cup and what is trending in terms of stories," according to INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The U.K. and the U.S. are the forerunners, "predictably so from their status as media po ...

Tags: International Football

06/26/14
Deaths Spur Booze Ban Across Colombia

Colombian police said that "at least 10 towns and cities joined Bogota in banning alcohol sales" on Tuesday as the national team won first place in its World Cup group, after "prior revelries left more than 10 people dead," according to Medina & Jenkins of BLOOMBERG. Cali, the country's third-bi ...

Tags: International Football, South America

06/26/14
World Cup Notes

Italy's failure to advance past the group stage "led to the immediate and 'irrevocable' resignations" of both Manager Cesare Prandelli and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete. Prandelli: "When a professional project fails, it is right to take the responsibility." This was "t ...

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