Leagues Notes: CBF Releases 2013 Calendar
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) revealed its calendar for '13. The release comes four months before the start of the '13 Brasileiro and seven months before the Copa do Brasil. The Brasileiro will start on May 26 and finish on Dec. 8. The big change from past years will occur in June due to the Confederations Cup being held in the country. The CBF opted to have a two week period from June 15-30 where there will be no games played. (CBF). ... The German Bundesliga, which recently launched an English language website, "is expecting €70M ($88.6M) in revenue from its foreign marketing during the '12-13 season." Last season, DFL Sports Enterprise, which is in charge of the Bundesliga's foreign marketing, generated €50M in revenue. Eleven years ago "the league's foreign marketing revenue was zero." In addition to its English website, the Bundesliga "will also launch a Polish and Japanese website in September and December," respectively (HORIZONT.net, 8/23).