Matthew Glendinning

Exclusive interview with Christian Seifert, president of German football's DFL, on Fifa’s dysfunctional football family, maintaining the Bundesliga's social functions in a competitive global market, and why he’s using clichéd stereotypes about Germans to succeed in China.

AT THE WEEKEND, Spanish champions FC Barcelona had less possession than their opponents for the first time in over five years

BSkyB-owned online gambling brand Sky Bet was announced as the new title sponsor of the Football League last month in a five-year deal, 2013-14 to 2017-18

If every company in the world spent 20 per cent of their marketing budget on sponsorship the sports sector would be a far, far richer place than it is now