Here’s what’s happening in the soccer industry this morning:
- Hotel rooms are expected to cost 50 percent more in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup than when the city will host the 2016 Olympics, in part because organizer FIFA’s official accommodations agency has not set maximum room rates.
- France’s Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to the government’s controversial ‘millionaire tax’, to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than $1.38 million a year.
- The New York Times featured Eight by Eight and Howler in a piece on journalism in American soccer.
- Second suicide bomber in 2018 FIFA World Cup host city Volgograd kills 14 on bus.
- Vincent Tan’s money helped Cardiff rise to the Premier League for the first time, but the club’s fans have become tired of his leadership.