March 2 – Thailand’s largest brewer brings together Real Madrid and Barcelona in a $16.5 million marketing deal… Puma to supply kits and training apparel to Italy’s national soccer teams through 2018… Arsenal and Manchester City strike deal to contest preseason friendly in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
April 22 – Barcelona are the best-paid franchise in sports but only the fifth most valuable within football… Domestic football returns to Japan this weekend after the March 11 earthquake. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 30 – Japan beat J. League TEAM AS ONE 2-1 in fundraiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunami… Indonesian sports minister withdraws all government support for PSSI until new management is brought in… Bitter rivals Iraq and Iran meet in AFC’s second round qualifiers for London Olympics.
March 18 – Japan’s national team will face top J.League players later this month in a charity match to benefit the areas hardest hit by last Friday’s quake. More from INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson in this report.
March 11 – This weekend’s J.League program is postponed after the seventh largest earthquake in history struck Japan on Friday. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.