(WFI) The Frenchman leaves the Spanish Giants in a decision nobody could have predicted.
(WFI) Javier Tebas questions Gianni Infantino’s style and plans for adding new tournaments to football’s crowded calendar.
Oct. 8 – Javier Tebas says it’s imperative that leadership of Spanish Football Federation is changed, suggesting FIFA ExCo member Angel Maria Villar Llona should have stepped aside years ago. Christian Radnedge reports from the Leaders Sport Summit in London.
Jan. 21 – Barcelona officials have elected to renovate Camp Nou rather than build a new venue … Construction on a 2018 World Cup stadium will soon begin.
August 19 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the key results from Europe’s top leagues.
August 12 – World Football INSIDER looks ahead to the key events in the global football business.
May 9 – Javier Tebas says La Liga has a fight on its hands off the pitch with both Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga to be second behind the Premier League in the coming years.
April 12 – La Liga CEO Francisco Roca believes Spanish football is going through a process of change that will “enable it to compete internationally with the Premier League in the coming years”. Dermot Ledwith reports from Soccerex in Manchester.
March 11 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the latest news on upcoming football business conferences.
Nov. 16 – Barcelona president Sandro Rosell tells the Aspire4Sport conference that he wants La Liga and the Premier League to reduce the number of teams to 16, so that the revenue-making UEFA Champions League can be expanded. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Doha.