Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- There may be hope in sight for traders reeling from market swoons of late: In four of the past five soccer World Cups, U.S. stock market volatility declined in June.
- The 2022 World Cup is unlikely to be increased to 48 teams, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday, although if it were enlarged, the possibility of co-hosting would have to be examined.
- The English Premier League has succeeded in attracting interest from a new online player to pay for live rights to top-flight football at a discounted price…
- While still more than a week away, the World Cup has already had a major impact on retailers in the self-described “Country of Soccer,” as football-mad Brazilians feverishly scoop up new televisions.
- A leadership change at a Turkish sports club has sent a message rife with political undertones, with some seeing the ouster of its longtime chairman as a sign of a tide turning against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, three weeks before he stands for reelection himself.
- Ninety-four per cent of football fans believe they should have the option to choose the type of matchday experience they want – whether that be seated or standing in safe, licensed areas of grounds according to a recent record-breaking EFL survey.
- Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) has announced the activation of 4G mobile services across Anfield Stadium.
- Yaya Toure is ready to join one of Manchester City’s rivals for £1-a-week to prove to Pep Guardiola that he can still play the top level, his agent has said.
- FIFA can afford to have Morocco host the 2026 World Cup, according to President Gianni Infantino, even if the rival North American bid promises billions of dollars more in revenue.