May 17 – FIFA completes sponsorship portfolio for 2014 World Cup … UEFA signs seventh global partner of national team competitions … More inside this week’s edition of The Football Sponsorship Column …
May 11 – Bundesliga champs to call Signal Iduna Park home for at least another decade … Arsenal ink Emirates for pre-season tour of Africa and Asia … Stoke City secure new shirt sponsor. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Feb. 3 – Liverpool FC book official travel partner through 2015… Chinese solar specialists sponsor Spanish football giant… Kia Motors of Brazil lends logo to Palmeiras shirts. More inside…
Nov. 25 – Russian Football Union president wants a nationwide ban on beer ads in football stadia to be scrapped … Middle East airline renews sponsorship of Bundesliga club… Targobank will sponsor German club competition for the next four seasons. More inside.
Nov. 5 – Airline refutes senior VP’s earlier comments, says discussions have yet to begin… Manchester United want their own social network to engage with worldwide fanbase… Liverpool land official tool partner. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Sept. 9 – Saudi Arabia’s professional league receives the latest Emirates sponsorship… Trio of partners pledge $10 million apiece to Jamaican football… FIFA marketing boss bound for Soccerex Global Convention. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 2 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – FIFA president says timing of 2022 World Cup totally up to hosts… Colombia tops France as FIFA U-20 World Cup gets underway… Emirates signs five-year sponsorship deal with Real Madrid.
June 1 – Stan Kroenke has assured Arsenal fans that money will be made available to spend this summer as the club attempts to end their trophy drought of six years next season. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
May 31 – Four of FIFA’s top six sponsors are expressing disappointment at the slew of bribery allegations now swirling among world football leaders. Visa is the latest partner to say it is unhappy with the crisis-hit governing body. But FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil tells INSIDER in Zurich he is “not concerned”.
(WFI) A carnival atmosphere at Ellis Park in Johannesburg underpinned a thrilling finale to the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, as Brazil showed their undeniable class to overcome a determined USA 3-2.