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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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04/30/14
Football Notes

Ligue 1 side AS Monaco announced that it will participate in this year's Copa EuroAmericana, which will take place after the World Cup and before the start of the '14-15 club season. AS Monaco will play Colombian sides Atlético Junior and Atlético Nacional. The Ligue 1 side will face A ...

Tags: International Football

04/29/14
Man City, PSG Offered Deals Over FFP

Man City and Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "are among a number of clubs who have been offered settlements for breaching financial fair play rules," according to the PA. UEFA's club financial control board "has made offers to all the clubs deemed to have breached the rules in advance of its meeting ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, United Kingdom

04/29/14
World Cup Still A Concern For Valcke

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke ended his latest visit to Brazil "with an upbeat message," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. Valcke said that in a few weeks "he would be celebrating the start of a successful World Cup by drinking a 'caipirinha' cocktail with Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebel ...

Tags: International Football, South America

04/29/14
Barça's Alves Subject Of Racist Abuse

Barcelona has "formally condemned the racist abuse" directed at Dani Alves during the team's 3-2 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday, according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. As Alves "went to take a corner late in the game a banana was thrown onto the pitch at El Madrigal." Alves reacted by "reaching ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

04/29/14
Football Notes

The Qatar FA announced that the allocation of prizes are worth 3M riyals ($800,000) for the fans attending the matches of the Emir Cup 2014. Spectators "will have the chance to win new mega prizes" including cars from Toyota, iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry phones and coupons from Sony -- Fifty One East ...

Tags: International Football

04/28/14
Gold Cup Could Be Moved Outside U.S.

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb "spoke out against the fixed nature of the Gold Cup Friday, stating that other CONCACAF nations should get the chance to host," according to Ryan Tolmich of SOCCERBYIVES. The Gold Cup "has been hosted by the United States since its inception in 1991, aside from 1993 a ...

Tags: International Football, North America

04/28/14
Valcke Wants Qatar Probe Before Cup

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said that "he wants a probe into allegations regarding Qatar’s selection to host the 2022 World Cup completed before the start of this year’s tournament in Brazil," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Valcke urged former U.S. Attorney Michael Garci ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

04/25/14
Glasgow Launches Euro 2020 Bid

Glasgow on Thursday "launched its bid" to become one of the 13 host cities for Euro 2020, according to Gregor Kyle of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The £9M ($15M) bid was compiled by the Scottish FA in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau a ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/25/14
Platini Hold 'Tough' Stance On FFP

Man City is facing “significant sanctions” under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules after UEFA President Michel Platini confirmed “tough” action would be taken against clubs who failed to comply, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Man City and Paris St. Germ ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/25/14
New Argentine Format To Launch In '15

The Argentine FA's "new football championship" will feature 30 participating teams and run from Feb.-Dec. '15, according to LOS ANDES. The 30 teams will include 20 from the Argentine first division and the remaining 10 will be determined in a tournament in July that will feature clubs from Argentina ...

Tags: International Football, South America

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