Football Notes: FIFA Makes Intersport Int'l Official World Cup Retail Partner
FIFA and Intersport Int'l have sealed an agreement which grants the world’s largest network of sporting goods retailers the exclusive right to appear as official world cup retail partner in Brazil next year. Intersport operated the official world cup shops at the women’s world cup in '11. The plan is to set up special corners in more than 550 points of sales in at least 20 countries (ISPO). ... Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt has received €500,000 ($649,200) in compensation from the German Football Federation (DFB) for its goaltender Kevin Trapp, "who broke his hand at commercial shot for DFB partner Mercedes in March." The club "had to play the last eight games without its starting goaltender" (KICKER, 5/16).