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

IFAB Raises Standard Of Accuracy

Football's rule-makers "raised the standard of accuracy for goal-line technology on Thursday, a move that could convince more leagues to sanction high-tech aids for referees," according to the AP. The English Premier League "was quick to install cameras in stadiums this season." But other leagues "h ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Football's Popularity Rising In Australia

A crowd of more than 40,000 at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on Saturday night "proved the round-ball game has not just arrived but is bigger than rugby union" and closing in on the Australian Football League and the National Rugby League, according to Phil Rothfield of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The "p ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

Indian Super League Deferred To Late '14

The organizers of the "much anticipated" Indian Premier League-style football league on Sunday "decided to defer the proposed tournament to September-November next year" instead of early '14, according to the PTI. A joint release said, "Keeping in view of the various key factors, including schedulin ...

Tags: International Football, India

Russia Still To Stage 2018 World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that Russia will "still stage the 2018 World Cup finals despite the continuing blight of racism in the country’s football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Asked at a "media round table event if Russia risked losing the World Cup," Blatter said, "We have ...

Tags: Russia, International Football

Germany To Submit Euro 2024 Bid

The German Football Federation (DFB) told UEFA that it "will submit a bid to host" Euro 2024, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said, "Eighteen years after the unique 2006 World Cup the time is right for another summer fairytale in Germany. The last time the ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

UEFA Charges CSKA Over Racism Claims

World football players' union FIFPro has criticized UEFA "for failing to enforce its own guidelines on racism following the abuse hurled" at Man City's Yaya Touré in Moscow, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFPro said that UEFA's match officials "failed to act" after Tour&ea ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Footballer Says He Is Stuck In Qatar

French football player Zahir Belounis, who said that he is trapped in Qatar, "may be heading home by next week," according to Robert Tuttle of BLOOMBERG. The 33-year-old midfielder, who first came to the country in '07 to play for the Doha-based Military Sports Association, said that "his ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Boca Juniors Fans Rated World's Best

French football magazine So Foot "ranked the atmosphere at home games of Argentine first division side Boca Juniors as the best in the world," according to CLARIN. Boca's top ranking "was based on a So Foot editor's personal experience at Boca Juniors games, where he saw fans' fervor and the at ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Brazilian Prosecutors Sue FIFA

Brazilian prosecutors are "suing FIFA for reimbursement of public funds spent on temporary structures in stadiums that will host next year’s World Cup," according to the AP. Prosecutors’ offices in five Brazilian states said in statements posted on their web pages that "they're seeking r ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Footballers Use Of Payday Firms Examined

Charity Sporting Chance has revealed that footballers are "resorting to payday loans to fund their gambling habits," according to Ashley Clements of the London DAILY MAIL. Sporting Chance CEO Colin Bland said that players are "so desperate to bet they are taking out short-term loans before turning t ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug