Global Business of Soccer Recap

 

Here are some of the top stories from around the global soccer industry from last week…

Brazil ReaisFIFA World Cup Financial Impact to Brazil Economy (Business of Soccer)

There are many opinions, reports, and methods of thought circling the soccer industry regarding the financial impact of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the host country, Brazil. The spectrum ranges from mild or no impact, sharing the opinions of Ms. Mattos, all the way to $13.6 Billion in 2014 alone, as predicted by Brazil’s tourism Minister, Vinicius Lages.

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Manaus Stadium BrazilWorld Cup Host Nation Financial Success Hinges on Stadiums (Business of Soccer)

The bidding process to host a World Cup is long and arduous, and the construction of brand new facilities and infrastructure can weigh heavily on a nation.  Hosting the FIFA World Cup is no small feat.  Brazilian government and its citizens have experienced first-hand the difficulties of preparing for the world’s largest sporting event.

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usmntMLS Salary Breakdown of the USMNT (Business of Soccer)

In Natal, 1445 miles from their Sao Paulo training base and hotel, strong winds and high humidity greet the USMNT today.  As the team prepares themselves to face an opponent in Ghana who has proven to be the bane of US Soccer’s World Cup hopes, they do so with a squad where almost half of the roster plays domestically in MLS.

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A reflection of cheering fans is seen before the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo97.4% of Stadiums Full After First Set of Group Stage Games (Business of Soccer)

The average attendance for each team’s debut game in the 2014 World Cup was 49,695.  For a more significant evaluation of attendance, stadiums were filled to 97.4% capacity on average for each of the first games in group play.  The match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina saw the highest attendance at 74,738.

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FIFPro0FIFPro Calls for Concussion Investigation (FC Business)

FIFPro is calling on FIFA to conduct a thorough investigation into its own competition concussion protocol which failed to protect Uruguayan footballer Alvaro Pereira during the World Cup match against England on Thursday. Pereira was seemingly knocked unconscious in the 60th minute of the match after being struck by Raheem Sterling’s knee but once conscious and clearly unsteady on his feet was allowed to continue despite the team doctor calling for his substitution.

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ussfUS Soccer Inks New Deal Ahead of Ghana Victory (Soccerex)

Century 21 Real Estate has renewed its sponsorship deal with US Soccer and will continue to serve as the governing body’s official real estate company. The extension runs until February 2016 and covers the US men’s, women’s and youth national teams.

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Swansea logoGoldenway Extend Swansea Partnership (FC Business)

Swansea City has agreed a two-year extension with Goldenway Global Group as the club’s main sponsor. This sponsorship is the largest agreement in the club’s 102-year history and will run until the end of the 2015-16 season with Goldenway having identified the Barclays Premier League as a platform to strengthen their brands images globally.

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West HamWest Ham United Gamble on Marathonbet (Soccerex)

Premier League soccer side West Ham United have announced a new sponsorship agreement with Marathonbet, which becomes the east London club’s new betting partner. The global partnership, described by the Hammers as ‘long-term’, begins with the 2014/15 campaign. As part of the deal Marathonbet will title sponsor an annual pre-season match, which will be known as The Marathonbet Cup.

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Mexico v United StatesU.S. Soccer Apparel Sales Top 2010 World Cup, Retailer Reports (Bloomberg)

More U.S. soccer apparel sold on Fanatics.com in the first five days of the 2014 World Cup than during the entire 2010 event, according to the world’s largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise. Merchandise of U.S. captain Clint Dempsey, who scored the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history in a 2-1 defeat of Ghana on June 16, is the second-highest selling of all soccer players, trailing only Brazilian forward Neymar.

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FB logoSoccer Interactions Dwarf Other Events on Facebook (Associated Press)

Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.

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