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Women’s World Cup currently has two-tier sponsorship model Global Partner tier includes sponsorship rights to all Fifa events

• Football Leaks investigation suggests 16 clubs sharing plans for a European Super League • But European Club Association and Uefa show united front in the face of allegations • S

Tim Crow reflects on the use of VAR in Russia 2018 and why sponsors will be considering it in future tournaments.

Time was the greatest enemy in Fifa’s attempt to sell the full offering of sponsorship rights for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Philippe Le Floc’h, Fifa’s chief commercial officer has told Sports Sponso…

Fifa has told TV Sports Markets it has exceeded its commercial targets despite experiencing “the most troubled period” in its history. I

World football’s governing body Fifa has reported record levels of interest in bidding to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Fifa has agreed to open up the vote for hosting rights to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, while world football’s governing body has also confirmed that the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be in …

Fifa has voted to approve plans to launch a revamped, 24-team Club World Cup in June 2021, despite opposition from Europe’s leading clubs.

Fifa President Gianni Infantino addressed the media following the Fifa Council meeting in Miami on Friday

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Welcome to SportBusiness Group’s US Digest, rounding up the news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market Telemundo takes lead against Fox for World Cup viewers As

In this week's US sports industry round-up: United bid wins 2026 World Cup vote by landslide; NBCSN to simulcast Telemundo Russia 2018 matches; and New Jersey sports betting bill is given the green light.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

In this month's issue we cover the following: MOROCCO 2026  –  The North African country pushes the vision of a 'compact' World Cup UNI

Greg Pitcher talks to Aecom head of sports engineering Peter Ayres, responsible for the design of Moscow's Okritie Arena, about the creation of the soon-to-be World Cup venue.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA Finals tickets are cheapest in four years; FC Cincinnati to join MLS in 2019; and Twin Cities 'netted $370m from Super Bowl'

The Uefa Champions League is set to deliver another big increase in revenues in the next cycle, but there are still doubts it will survive beyond 2024. Frank Dunne explains why.

The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke has written a letter to FA Council members about the potential sale of Wembley Stadium and provided a Q&A to answer some of the questions raised about Shahid Khan's offer to buy the venue. The association granted SportBusiness International permission to publish the Q&A here.

The All Blacks are seeking commercial opportunities in the US to "future proof" their finances and Tim Leiweke teases a cashless, payment-less system at Seattle's NHL stadium. Bob Williams reports back from day two of Leaders Week in New York.

Anheuser Busch thinks the legalisation of gambling in the US might influence where it places its advertising and Visa reveals how the failure of the US team to qualify for the Fifa World Cup made it increase its digital spend. Bob Williams reports back from day one of Leaders Week in New York. 

In this week's China sports industry round-up: LPGA confirms replacement for failed Alisports tournament; SAIC Motor strikes Chinese Super League deal; and Vivo lays out World Cup activations

Organisers of the joint US-Canada-Mexico bid have promised a record $11bn profit for Fifa but anti-US sentiment globally has put a once-certain bid in real jeopardy. 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred talks to SportBusiness International about the Supreme Court gambling decision, poor weather, the European push and Facebook broadcasts at the Leaders Week conference in New York

Changes to the Fifa host allocation process ought to give Morocco a better chance of hosting the Fifa World Cup than on any of the four previous occasions the country has bid for the tournament. Ben Cronin visits four of the host cities within the proposed bid to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its candidacy. 

On June 13, the 68th Fifa Congress will decide where the biggest ever World Cup in 2026 will take place. Ahead of their appearance at the Sportel Summit in Miami, John Kristick, executive director of the United Bid from the US, Canada and Mexico, is joined by Yon de Luisa, bid director – Mexico and Peter Montopoli, bid director – Canada, to address some key questions.