Global Business of Soccer Recap

State of the Game: U.K. Work Permits (Business of Soccer)

As the latest round of International fixtures begins to wrap up and many countries wrap up qualification for the World Cup in Brazil it could be important to see if there are any players new to the international scene for your favorite national team. The reason being that if they’re looking to make a move to a Premier League club, or a Premier League club is considering them, their activity for their national team could be incredibly important.

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Sunderland Hire Gus Poyet as Manager After Di Canio Dismissal (Business of Soccer)

Sunderland have announced that Uruguayan Gustavo Poyet will replace Italian manager Paolo Di Canio, who was fired by the northeastern Premier League club after only 6 months. A group of players went directly to chief executive, Ellis Short, after their 3-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Sept. 21 of this year to formally complain about the Black Cats boss, according to Bloomberg.

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Gulati Seeking Changes to World Cup Host Selection Process Ahead of 2026 Bid (Business of Soccer)

U.S. Soccer President and FIFA Executive Committee member Sunil Gulati says the World Cup bidding process is need of changes in light of the continuing controversy surrounding the decision to award Qatar with the 2022 World Cup. FIFA selected Qatar as the 2022 host ahead of Australia, Japan and South Korea and the U.S., despite a report indicating Qatar would present a “potential health risk” for players and fans due the temperatures during the tournament’s normal time frame.

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Jogabo In Final Stage of Development Before Public Launch (Business of Soccer)

Before internet-connected mobile devices, social interaction was different. Early on, cellular phones and internet via desktop computers dominated the available means of communication aside from face to face meetings. It may have been personal but the technology often interfered and was prohibitive. Pick-up soccer is not all that different. It is a social gathering for footballers with the means of organization being advanced by technology.

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World Cup 2014: Legacies and Future Stadium Viability (Business of Soccer)

“Brazil is a huge country…How could you have a World Cup in Brazil that excludes 60 percent of our territory, that excludes the Amazon region? It cannot be played only in the south, it has to be played in the cradle of our identity, our culture.”

Above is the argument made by Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebola when confronted with questions regarding the twelve stadiums to be used for the FIFA World Cup being held this upcoming summer. The discussion surrounding the twelve stadiums is certainly not simple.

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Rangers F.C. 2013 Annual Report Shows Financial Struggles After Administration (Business of Soccer)

Rangers Football Club recently released its 2013 annual report for the period ending June 30, 2013 (the “Annual Report”), which is the first opportunity the public has to review the financial effects of administration in 2012 and the team’s placement for the 2012-13 season in the Scottish Football League’s Third Division (the fourth division of Scottish Football). In particular, the Annual Report demonstrates the negative impact of administration and what was effectively a four-division relegation on the club; and for a club of Rangers F.C.’s stature, the impact was significant.

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Goal-Line Technology to be Implemented at 2014 FIFA World Cup (Business of Soccer)

The technology used to officiate soccer has virtually been unchanged in its long history. With the creation of goal-line technology (GTL), soccer has joined the plethora of major sports to use in-game technology to aid referees and officials. FIFA announced on Thursday that it will be using GTL provider GoalControl GmbH at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer.

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Real Madrid Issued with Debt Warning (Soccerex)

A Real Madrid fan group’s claims that president Florentino Perez is hiding the real size of the club’s debts has been supported by respected Spanish economist Jose Maria Gay de Liebana, who says members could lose control of the Primera Division giant should matters not improve.

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Adidas Chief Hainer Sees ‘Significant’ Revenue Increase in 2014 (Bloomberg)

Adidas AG (ADS) Chief Executive Officer Herbert Hainer expects a significant revenue increase next year, boosted by sales of national team shirts and official balls for the soccer World Cup in Brazil.The world’s second-largest maker of sporting goods is on track to reach a target of 17 billion euros ($23 billion) in annual revenue in 2015, spokeswoman Katja Schreiber said by telephone, confirming Hainer’s comments to German newspaper Handelsblatt. Analysts expect revenue to rise about 7 percent to 15.7 billion euros next year from 14.6 billion euros this year, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

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Manchester United Renew Unicef Partnership (F.C. Business)Manchester United has renewed its partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation. The renewed partnership will see United commit £1million to fund vital child protection work and are calling on the club’s supporters to unite to protect children.

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