April 20 – Puma extends kit sponsorship with Bordeaux … Samsung signs on with Leyton Orient … Sky Deutschland beats out Deutsche Telekom for German pay-TV rights … More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column …

Jan. 26 – South African sports minister says FIFA won’t bully him… Equatorial Guinea first country through to quarters of Africa Cup of Nations… German Bundesliga bounces back from last year’s losses… Philadelphia awarded MLS showpiece. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

April 1 – Brazil’s top football division will generate almost $1 billion in broadcast revenues over the next three seasons… Big renewal for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Özil… Munich bank and Bundesliga team ink deal. More from INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson.

March 31 – Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert says that foreign owners have a conflict of interest with the national teams that represent the countries their clubs play in… UEFA’s financial fair play rules may favour the German game. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester.