A Hong Kong-based professional services company said it has agreed to buy English Premier League soccer team Hull City for 130 million pounds ($159.5 million). GreaterChina Professional Services Ltd.'s agreement is the latest foray into European soccer by China-focused companies.
FIFA's top media dealmaker has agreed to leave the global soccer organization, two weeks after the exit of long-term marketing director Thierry Weil. Niclas Ericson, FIFA's director of TV, will leave at the end of the year, according to a spokeswoman at the Zurich-based governing body. She had no further comment late Wednesday.
FIFA's new president unveiled a wide-ranging strategic plan for soccer that includes major changes to the way the World Cup will be run as the sport tries to move beyond a financial scandal that nearly led to the governing body's collapse.
FIFA's clear-out of top executives who served the soccer body under ex-president Sepp Blatter has led to the departure of longtime marketing director Thierry Weil. Weil left last week and FIFA is looking for a replacement, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because the departure has not been announced.
The Portuguese club that discovered soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo said the days of letting star athletes leave on the cheap are over. Ronaldo, the three-time world player of the year, was sold by Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United as a teenager in 2003 for 15 million euros ($16.5 million).
When President Xi Jinping made soccer a national priority two years ago, it was clear that he didn't just want China to become a global powerhouse. He outlined a robust soccer economy, with fields in every county, soccer academies for kids, and fans in every local bar.
Global soccer organization FIFA, seeking to repair its reputation after a corruption scandal brought the governing body to its knees, has ditched the luxury hotel where several of its senior officials were arrested, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Eager to move on from soccer's biggest corruption scandal, the sport's top officials in the Carribbean and Central America are considering a new name and logo for the regional body, according to President Victor Montagliani. The group awkwardly known as the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or Concacaf, was at the center of a sweeping U.S.
In the 10 years the National Football League has played in London, tickets for all but one of the 14 games have sold out, including seats for this season's matches, which start Sunday with the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.For all that popularity, the games are still losing money, said Mark Waller, the NFL's head of international development.
Arsenal, one of soccer's most-recognizable brands, now has 226.5 million pounds ($294 million) in cash, leaving the club open to further criticism by fans who want the team to put that money to use in the transfer market.
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