Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- The South American soccer barons gathered at Miami Beach’s St. Regis Bal Harbour hotel in late April 2014 to gloat: they’d just made $100 million selling the rights to the Copa America soccer tournament…
- After Jose Hawilla was caught lying to the FBI in 2013 about having bribed South American soccer barons for decades, the sports-marketing executive did what any self-respecting white-collar defendant would do: He wore a wire.
- EFL clubs have made a further, major commitment to tackling the under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) managers and coaches in first-team football by extending a pilot of a Voluntary Recruitment Code to all 72 Championship, League One and League Two clubs.
- Tottenham Hotspur has unveiled a ground-breaking new web experience that allows fans to explore their historic White Hart Lane stadium in full 360 degrees.
- Project11 announces the addition of 22 home and away Atlético Madrid fixtures, enabling brands to benefit more from La Liga advertising opportunities than ever before.
- Toronto FC celebrated well into the night after capping their treble-winning 2017 season with an emphatic MLS Cup win at BMO Field on Saturday, and the party continues on Monday.
- Real Madrid have said they will reimburse ticket costs for club members and fans who travel to Abu Dhabi for the Club World Cup.
- Ahead of AS Roma’s recent UEFA Champions League tie with English Premier League side Chelsea, the Italian club unveiled its first interactive mobile story previewing a soccer game.
- The Australian national football team (The Socceroos) under the guidance of experienced sport scientist Dr. Craig Duncan is no exception here and has utilized an array of innovative sports science technology in an effort to secure a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.