July 13 – FIFA backs scandal-hit ticketing partner Match… Four Germany players on shortlist for Golden Ball award… Italian Nicola Rizzoli, criticised for favouring Argentina in clash with Belgium, refs today’s final. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
July 8 – FIFA confirm no positive doping tests so far at the World Cup… Director of FIFA VIP ticketing agency Match Hospitality arrested in ticketing probe. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio
Nov. 5 – FIFA reveals that 889,305 tickets were allocated to people from 188 countries during first phase of ticket sales… Valcke reveals cost of of World Cup final draw… Ronaldo, Brazil 2014 and FIFA brief media in London today… MATCH Hospitality news. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 30 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the latest football business news.
Feb. 7 – Premier League clubs agree to new financial regulations … FIFA welcomes European Commission study on player transfers … AFC touts record TV ratings … More inside this Newsdesk …
Sept. 18 – Manchester United report a fall in revenue after failing to progress in the Champions League last season… Sales are underway for the hospitality programme of the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
June 13 – MATCH Hospitality says “extraordinary” demand for its Brazil 2014 hospitality packages has outstripped expectations. Two years out from the World Cup, record sales of $262 million achieved – equals total revenue generated by South Africa 2010 programme. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 16 – MasterCard will sponsor Champions League for another three seasons… Columbus Crew ink deal with America’s No. 1 men’s shaving cream brand… Indian corporations, groups and individuals looking for Euro 2012 hospitality now have a place to go. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
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.