Featured Story

New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

Read More

Tags: Media, Australia

More Stories

11/05/13
Football Notes

Man City's new foreign signings such as Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo "are being urged to watch children’s television programmes to help them learn English." Usually it is shows like "The Sopranos" or "Breaking Bad," which you hear Premier League footballers "rave about," but at the Etihad St ...

Tags: International Football

11/04/13
French Clubs To Strike Over 75% Tax

French football clubs have said that "they will go ahead with plans to go out on strike" over a new 75% tax, according to REUTERS. This "comes after their plea for an exemption fell on deaf ears at the Elysee Palace." Representatives of the football clubs in France's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, t ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

11/04/13
Expanding World Cup Would Boost Asia's Development

So low has the reputation of FIFA and football administrators become that any idea of expanding the World Cup to 40 teams "is dismissed as political maneuvering," according to John Duerden of ESPN. And in this case, it certainly looks that way, "but that does not stop it from it being a go ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

11/04/13
South China Could Play In AFC Champions League

Hong Kong First Division champion South China could find itself fighting for a place in next season's Asian Football Confederation Champions League after the AFC "opened the door for Hong Kong to take part in the region's top club competition despite the city still lacking a fully professional ...

Tags: International Football, China

11/01/13
EPL To Warn Fans Over Flares

Premier League Football supporters who take flares or smoke bombs into stadiums "are risking banning orders or even prison," according to the BBC. It is "launching a campaign aimed at eradicating the growing trend of fans taking pyrotechnic devices to matches." Recent incidents involving flares "hav ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

11/01/13
Juventus To Play A-League All-Star Game

Football Federation Australia "has confirmed the A-League All Stars match will return next year," and Italian Serie A side Juventus "are red-hot favourites to be brought to Australia for the showpiece event," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sydney or Melbourne will likely ho ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

11/01/13
FIFA Makes Match-Fixing Ban Global

FIFA has imposed global bans on four players and a coach from Australia's Southern Stars Victorian Premier League side "in an escalation of the most serious match-fixing scandal to hit the country," according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The five individuals -- all four players are En ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

11/01/13
Panama Files Mexico Eligibility Protest

Panama "wants to prevent Mexico from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup," according to OLE. Panama is "protesting that Mexico's Chaco Giménez previously participated in a game with Argentina, and is therefore asking for Mexico to lose points." This would "prevent the Mexican team from playing ...

Tags: North America, International Football

11/01/13
Football Notes

FIFA has provided funds worth $500,000 "to build infrastructure" to update a football academy in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Int'l School of Football "opened earlier this year and has been training North Korean youths between the ages of 6 and 13" ( KOREA HERALD, 10/31 ). ... The 2014 Thai Premier ...

Tags: International Football

10/31/13
DFB Against World Cup On Artificial Turf

The German women's national football team "is collectively against FIFA's plans to play the majority of games at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf," according to the SID. Should FIFA "not back away from its plans, then women's national team head coach Silvia Neid wants to confr ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug