Feb. 27 – Football Federation Australia launches a knockout FFA Cup aimed at giving grassroots clubs the chance to face the elite of the A-League. The final is in December. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 19 – The Premier League’s chief executive says there will be no return of standing areas, despite interest … Wellington Phoenix are looking for a new home. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin reports.
Jan. 23 – Manchester City’s commercial growth continues apace with the acquisition of Melbourne Heart of Australia’s A-League. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
(WFI) A Qatari World Cup must be played in the winter for the safety of fans … Former referee says stress could lead to breakdowns, suicide if help isn’t provide … FIFA adds a sponsor.
April 5 – Chinese Super League taps Carlsberg … Arsenal inks Indonesian cell operator … Aussie bank supports A-League award … More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column …
Feb. 14 – Football Federation of Australia says no A-League matches are part of investigation … Russian club free to sign black players, says coach … Ukraine FA opposes CIS league … More inside this Newsdesk …
Oct. 5 – Hyundai extends naming rights deal with Football Federation Australia… Liverpool sign Misli.com… Npower to let title sponsorship of Football League expire. More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column…
Sept. 29 – UEFA president applauds Council of Europe for recommending countries criminalise match-rigging… Hicham El Amrani is confirmed as secretary general of the Confederation of African Football… Asian Football Confederation supports a possible joint bid for 2030 World Cup.
May 6 – Despite suggestions that A-League’s TV future is in doubt, Australian football boss Ben Buckley is holding out hope… Smaller Serie A clubs fight for a bigger slice of TV revenue pie… US sports network to screen South Korean football… Austrian broadcaster ORF gets Europa League rights. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 2 – Chinese FA general secretary Wei Di says that football in the country still needs help… The Australian Football Federation face more criticism after they pull the plug on A-League franchise, North Queensland Fury. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.