Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- China will tighten rules over the number of overseas players able to appear in domestic games, amid concerns that clubs have been over-spending on foreign talent with a rapid growth in the huge fees being paid for high-profile imports.
- The live TV audience for most of the top six teams in the Premier League is falling halfway into the season, with only Chelsea rising very slightly.
- Fulham Football Club has welcomed Sportito as its Official Fantasy Sports partner, effective through to the end of the 2016/17 season.
- Anyone wanting to sign Neymar this January is going to need deep pockets and a sure fire way of making a return on their €246.8m investment.
- Major League Soccer last week unveiled its 2017 season schedule, revealing an ambitious national TV slate.
- Red Bull and FC Bayern Munich have announced that they will collaborate to develop a new multi-purpose stadium in Munich.
- Hudl has announced a comprehensive partnership with U.S. Soccer and the United States National Soccer Teams. Under terms of the deal, the men’s and women’s national teams and all programs managed by U.S. Soccer will have access to Hudl’s premium performance analysis tools, including Sportscode and Coda.
- Jürgen Klopp has demanded answers from Fifa on the Liverpool defender Joël Matip after he was forced to leave the player out for the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.