Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Arsene Wenger has said that divisions among Arsenal fans surrounding his future was “hurtful” and hinted that one of the reasons he decided to step down as manager was because “my personality is in the way” of the team’s success.
- South Korea’s professional soccer league may start cancelling games due to poor air quality after the national governing body issued guidelines to protect players and fans from pollution.
- Former Lincoln City defender Bradley Wood was banned for six years and fined 3,275 pounds ($4,600) by an FA tribunal on Thursday after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences.
- Konami Holdings Corp. fell the most in almost a month after announcing it was ending a soccer licensing partnership with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
- Chivas players have once again complained about the club’s directors, just four days ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League final, second leg, against Toronto in Estadio Chivas.
- Aston Villa Football Club has sealed an innovative new technical kit partnership with Fanatics and premium menswear brand LUKE 1977.
- Manchester City to use primary ticketing software, SeetGeek Enterprise, to give supporters a best-in-class buying experience.
- The French Football Federation (FFF), the governing body for soccer in France, has extended its partnership with EDF.