Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Sports apparel manufacturers Nike have created a flurry of speculation around the future of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho after they appeared to use his name in an advertisement on their website to promote Barcelona apparel.
- A former Peruvian soccer official was acquitted of U.S. charges that he accepted bribes from sports-marketing companies for media rights to professional tournaments.
- Chelsea FC plc have announced their annual financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017 with the club recording our highest ever turnover figure, resulting in a profit for the year of £15.3m.
- A poem by one of the country’s top poets has been used to launch Everton Football Club’s 2018/19 Season Ticket campaign.
- The maker of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer video game series, Konami, has announced that it will launch a new international esports league, with help from soccer star, Gerard Piqué.
- Top-flight Brazilian soccer side Cruzeiro have extended their commercial agreement with Caixa for a further year.
- English second-tier soccer side Norwich City has partnered with insurance company Aviva and Norwich City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) fan group Proud Canaries to launch a LGBT-friendly soccer team.
- Top-tier Brazilian soccer team Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama have announced a partnership with Uber.