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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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Qatar To Publish Worker Standards

Qatar 2022 "has responded to the latest critical report surrounding conditions for migrant workers involved in the nation’s huge infrastructure development" leading in to the World Cup by stating that they "are formalizing welfare standards that contractors must implement," according to SOCCER ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/19/13
Qatar Organizers To Protect Workers

Qatar World Cup organizers insisted that they "are committed to accelerating progress in workers’ welfare" following Amnesty Int'l's damning report on migrant construction workers, according to WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER. Just hours after the report that documented widespread exploitation and ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/19/13
CONCACAF Exec Seeks Women's Growth

Turks and Caicos Islands FA General Secretary SONIA BIEN-AIME was recently named to CONCACAF’s exec committee. Bien-Aime, who is the first woman to join the committee, is one of three women on FIFA’s exec committee and holds an exec post on the Caribbean Football Union. She spoke with ...

Tags: International Football, North America

11/19/13
CSKA Moscow Owner To Buy Czech Club

Russian Premier League CSKA Moscow Owner Yevgeni Giner "is reportedly in talks" with Slavia Prague Owner Ales Rebicek "to buy the Czech football club," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Local news site efotbal.cz reported that the negotiations were launched in September and " ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

11/19/13
Exclude Bayern, Dortmund From Bundesliga

Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath "has an unconventional ideal and demands the exclusion of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund from the Bundesliga," according BILD. Magath: "Clubs that consistently play in the Champions League have huge advantages. Actually you would have to exclude them from ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

11/19/13
FIFA To Pay Real For Khedira Injury

Real Madrid looks set to receive at least €2.5M ($3.3M) in FIFA compensation with midfielder Sami Khedira "likely to miss the rest of the season due to the serious knee injury picked up with Germany last weekend," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. Khedira suffered tears to both hi ...

Tags: International Football

11/19/13
Platini's Push To Change Int'l Football

European football's "leading figures are weighing a series of radical proposals designed to transform international football," according to Kevin Palmer of ESPN. With declining attendance at many noncompetitive fixtures and the "relentless withdrawal" of star names from int'l get-togethers due to ni ...

Tags: International Football

11/19/13
Football Notes

Gibraltar will make its debut as "European football's newest member in a friendly against Slovakia on Tuesday." The match against Slovakia follows "more than a decade-long battle to be admitted as the 54th member of UEFA." Gibraltar " officially joined UEFA in May" ( MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 11/18 ). ... ...

Tags: International Football

11/18/13
Amnesty Int'l Report Slams FIFA, Qatar

A "damning Amnesty report has raised fresh fears about the exploitation of the migrant workers" building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, amid "a rising toll of death, disease and misery," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The report claims that some migrant worker ...

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11/18/13
FIFA Won't Recognize FMRF President

FIFA has refused to recognize new Moroccan football federation (FRMF) President Fouzi Lekjaa and ordered new elections, but said that "next month's hosting of the World Club Cup will not be affected," according to REUTERS. Lekjaa was elected on Sunday following a marathon election to replace Al ...

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