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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Technology Used In Formula E To Hit Market Within 3 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 02 / 15

Qualcomm expects its wireless charging technology will hit car showrooms within three years, according to a company official. Wireless charging, which is currently being tested in Formula E, will soon appear on tick sheets right next to car color and upholstery, said Graeme Davison, Qualcomm's VP of...

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Man City U21s Walk Off Over Alleged Racism

Man City U21s "walked off during a friendly in Croatia after one of their players was allegedly racially abused by an opponent," according to the BBC. The game against HNK Rijeka "was abandoned after the incident involving French midfielder Seko Fofana, who was sent off after an off-the-ball clash." ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Dyke Draws Battle Lines With FIFA

Sepp Blatter’s power over FIFA is like that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, according to FA Chair Greg Dyke, who has called on football’s int'l governing body to introduce fixed terms of office for FIFA’s top execs and said the FA will not bid to host FIFA tournaments as long ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Qatar 2022 Report To Be Released In Sept.

FIFA said on Monday that an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, "is only likely to be finished in September," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. A statement issued by FIFA on behalf of its ethics committee on Monda ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Van Gaal's ManU Debut Leads U.S. Invasion

Fifty years after the Beatles' musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are playing preseason matches in the U.S. "hoping to spark growth for the sport," according to the AFP. ManU, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City will combine to play 16 matches on U.S. soil "in a follow on t ...

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Danes Want Venue Switch For Dnipro Game

The Danish FA (DBU) has backed Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen's bid to move its Champions League qualifier against Ukrainian Premier League side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk later this month "to a neutral venue following the Malaysia Airlines crash over territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists, ...

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Bhutia Not Happy With ISL Money

Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia "is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League" but insists that the event will not be detrimental to the sport either, according to the PTI. Bhutia said, "I am definitely not happy with the money. I wo ...

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Football Notes

The vanishing spray that made its debut during the World Cup in Brazil "could be introduced in the Bundesliga soon." The general assembly of the German Football League (DFL) will vote on the introduction of the spray at its meeting in December. DFL Head of Refereeing Hellmut Krug said, "The league i ...

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Clubs Moving Out Of Harm's Way

As fighting between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists continues in Eastern Ukraine, three football squads based in Donetsk, currently controlled by the separatists, are moving their home games to other cities. A spokesperson for Ukraine's Premier League told SBD Global that Olimpik, ...

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Ecuadorian Footballers Announce Strike

Ecuadorian Footballers' Association (AFE) Manager Jorge Guzmán announced on Sunday that Ecuador's professional football players will go on strike on Wednesday. Guzmán said, "It's confirmed. There will be no championship games on Wednesday or next Sunday. There won't be any games played ...

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Melbourne Coach: Boycott Russia 2018

A-League side Melbourne Heart coach John van’t Schip "has suggested a boycott of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia following the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17," according to Jacqueline Magnay of NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA. The former Dutch int'l and Ajax player "was clearly angry at" a ...

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