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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 29 / 17

Former Belgian FA (KBVB) CEO STEVEN MARTENS  will become FIFA’s technical director. Martens will be tasked to "stimulate the game and its growth on a global level" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 3/28 ). ... TVNZ Dir of Content JEFF LATCH "resigned ahead of a planned restructuring." Latch w...

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