(WFI) China has launched ambitious plans to become a “football superpower” by 2050. Mark Bisson reports.
July 30 – One of the world’s leading logistics companies will sponsor China’s top league through 2017.
May 16 – Also: Arsenal extends with Citroen … Sony launching social platform for World Cup.
Feb. 28 – Also: Chinese Super League gets new title sponsor … D.C. United announces 2014 jersey sponsor.
Dec. 30 – David Beckham’s MLS investment and role for the Chinese Super League put him in 9th place in INSIDER’s assessment of the most influential figures in the global football business in 2014. By Mark Bisson.
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 …
Oct. 19 – Nissan to sponsor reigning World Cup champs during build-up to Brazil 2014… Reds secure official soft drink in Japan … IMG, CCTV join forces in China… More inside this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column …
June 14 – Two former Chinese football chiefs and a number of former national team players have been handed jail sentences in the country’s latest crackdown on corruption… Worldwide players’ union FIFPro calls for stakeholders in European football to unite in the fight against match-fixing. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 13 – FIFA and UEFA will keep fighting a court ruling guaranteeing free-to-air television broadcasts of the World Cup and European Championships… Stateside coverage of Chinese football… New arrangement for Poland. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.