Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday it was “utterly outrageous” that soccer’s governing body FIFA will not allow English and Scottish footballers to wear armbands featuring poppies during their World Cup qualifier on Nov. 11.
- Complaints made by migrant workers in Qatar against their employers have fallen by 30 percent since the government banned cash-in-hand salary payments last year that rights groups say puts workers at risk.
- Kenya’s competition authority is investigating the Kenyan pay TV business of South Africa’s Naspers, which local rivals say has unfairly monopolised broadcasts of popular European football matches, a source at the authority said.
- The base for the cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear plant will be returned by March to its original use: the training camp for the Japanese national soccer team.
- The independent investigator probing scandals at FIFA billed soccer’s governing body for 2.2 million Swiss francs ($2.2 million) in hourly fees for 2014 and 2015.
- Polish top-division soccer side Legia Warsaw has renewed its key sponsorship deal with energy firm PGNiG Termika.
- Ugandan Super League soccer side Express FC have signed a one-year deal with African pay-TV channel Digital Satellite Television (DStv).
- For Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, inspiration for a new stadium can be seen all throughout the league.
- Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of almost €1 million for concealing part of what he earned from image rights during his time as a Barcelona player.