Featured Story

South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon Launches Bid, Calls Platini Blatter's Protégé

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

UEFA President and FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini "came under attack" from another of his FIFA presidency rivals on Thursday after former FIFA VP Chung Mong-joon branded him a protégé of "cannibal" FIFA President Sepp Blatter, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH...

Read More

Tags: International Football

More Stories

ISL Banking On Former European Players

French football player Robert Pires and Spanish footballer Joan Capdevila "will add a modicum of star quality" to the new franchise-based Indian Super League but critics believe that "the presence of such European veterans is unlikely to help develop the sport in the country," according to REUTERS. ...

Tags: International Football, India

Liga MX Breaks Attendance Record

The second matchday of Liga MX's Apertura season "was historic in the short life of Liga MX's two-season format after drawing the greatest stadium attendance since the new structure was born two years ago," according to LA AFICION. The matchday held last weekend attracted 270,641 fans to nine stadiu ...

Tags: North America, International Football

AFC Distributes Anti Match-Fixing Booklet

A pamphlet highlighting the "3Rs" -- recognize, reject and report -- "is the latest tool to be distributed by the Asian Football Confederation as part of its ongoing fight against match-fixing in the region," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The AFC said that it "would distribute the pocket- ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

Qatar WC Workers Wait A Year To Be Paid

Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organizers said that "they have not been paid for more than a year and are now working illegally from cockroach-infested lodgings," according to Booth & Pattisson of the London GUARDIAN. Officials in Qatar's Supre ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Football Notes

Real Madrid arrived in Dallas for its second game during the Int'l Champions Cup to a crowd of 500 fans "who were waiting to receive the team outside the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Dallas." Real was scheduled to play Serie A side AS Roma on Tuesday night ( AS, 7/29 ). ... The Tanzanian Footbal ...

Tags: International Football

FIFA To Investigate FIGC VP's Comments

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by FIGC VP Carlo Tavecchio, "the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as 'banana eaters,'" according to Terry Daley of REUTERS. FIFA said in a statement, "Media reports conce ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

South Korean FA Talks Coaching Search

South Korean FA technical chief Lee Yong-soo vowed on Monday to "name a new national team coach before friendlies scheduled in September," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. Lee: "Since there is not enough time before the September's games, I'm not 100 percent sure but I hope I will name ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

Clegg: Russia Should Be Stripped Of WC

U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg "has demanded that Russia be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet by Moscow-backed rebels," according to Shipman & Leppard of the SUNDAY TIMES. Clegg said it would be “unthinkable&rdquo ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

Dyke Says FA Too Male, White

FA Chair Greg Dyke "has delivered a damning indictment" of the FA’s key figures and warned that "there must be drastic changes made at the top if the game is to progress," according to John Percy of the London TELEGRAPH. Dyke insisted that the governing body’s members were "overwhelmingl ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Champagne: China Should Bid For WC

Former FIFA Deputy Secretary-General Jerome Champagne said that China must successfully bid for a World Cup and host FIFA club and youth tournaments "to fast-track football's development," according to Matthew Hall of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Champagne, who intends to run against FIFA President ...

Tags: International Football, China

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug