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Streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Germany to the 2019 Fifa Club World Cup. The deal was negotiated by the Dentsu agency, Fifa’s sales agent for the competition.

German insurance firm Europa Versicherungen has agreed a deal to sponsor handball’s men’s EHF Euro 2020 event, which will take place in Sweden, Austria and Norway.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is inviting bids for television rights to its domestic club competitions

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has put forward three new names for election as IOC members, although Lord Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, has not been proposed…

German 2. Bundesliga football club Hamburger SV has renewed its sleeve sponsorship deal with the Popp Feinkost delicatessen

Real Madrid is said to be close to signing a training kit sponsorship with Turkey Tourism worth around €12m ($13.3m) per year.

OTT subscription platform DAZN is reportedly close to a deal to broadcast to the 2020 Paranaense state championship, according to reports in Brazil

Brazilian football club Santos has extended its sleeve sponsorship contract with agribusiness company Kicaldo until the end of 2020

Amazon Premier League coverage

Kevin Roberts says that reinvention is as fundamental to the sports industry as it is to the technology companies that are now shaping it.

Jason Traub, chief executive of 23 Capital, believes Amazon Prime’s entrance into the sports streaming market could have a major impact on the financial future of football broadcasting.

The agreement the Premier League struck in June with Amazon for one of two packages of rights unsold in its January auction – telco BT picked up the other – has to be one of the most important ever.

Long Reads

The ever-growing influence of Europe’s top-five leagues is squeezing the life out of professional football in Europe’s lowlands. Callum McCarthy examines the commercial pros and cons of a merger between the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Pro League.

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan