Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Tests with video assistant referee (VAR) technology have proved successful and the use of it in next season’s Bundesliga matches is on track, a senior German Football Association official said.
- The head of Conmebol, South America’s soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body, is the new leader of FIFA’s financial oversight committee.
- Manchester City, in collaboration with Jaunt Inc., have announce the arrival of a new 360° VR fan experience that allows fans to get closer to the matchday action at the Etihad Stadium.
- Liverpool FC have announced a partnership with social media platform Snapchat, giving users of the app access to a club-themed lens.
- FC Shakhtar Donetsk have partnered with video solutions firm StreamAMG to offer live streams of the club’s matches.
- CaixaBank has extended its sponsorship of Spanish soccer side FC Barcelona and will remain the club’s financial partner through to the completion of the 2019/20 season.
- CONCACAF has announced a revised format for the CONCACAF Champions League that eliminates the group stage starting in the 2017-18 edition of the tournament.
- With the NFL’s Chargers leaving for Los Angeles, a group of private investors unveiled plans Monday to bring an MLS team to San Diego and build a stadium that can be shared with San Diego State.