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The financial numbers of an Asean World Cup bid in 2034 look positive, especially with a Chinese boost, but will Fifa’s member associations be convinced?

Sportradar contends that Genius Sport's exclusive supplier deal with Football DataCo, the data rights-holder for the English Premier League, EFL and Scottish Football League is anti-competitive. Ben Cronin examines the dispute and asks what it means for the way rights-holders tender their data contracts.

Is sports data 'ownable' and can it be treated to same protections from piracy as sports media rights? Ben Cronin thinks the dispute between Sportradar and Genius Sports will influence the way the US major leagues take their data rights to market

In an exclusive interview, Charlie Stillitano, executive chairman of Relevent Sports speaks to Callum McCarthy about the ICC, his attempts to bring LaLiga matches to the US and his deep-rooted passion for the sport.

Major League Soccer franchise Chicago Fire has recently been taken over by businessman Joe Mansueto. Bob Williams talks to him about his plans for the future of the club.

Vodafone and the Bundesliga launched a world-first use of a 5G mobile network in Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena on Monday night. Adam Nelson reports on how the technology can bring second-screen engagement to the match day experience.

SportBusiness talks to YouTube’s head of sport EMEA, Tomos Grace about Sky Sports' recent decision to make Premier League match highlights available on YouTube.

Never knowingly understated, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power's latest marketing activation ended up garnering a £50,000 fine for one of its partner clubs. Adam Nelson takes a look at the story behind the betting company's 'unsponsorship' of five UK football teams, and whether the campaign can maintain relevance and visibility throughout the season.

The city of Las Vegas is not immediately recognizable for its reputation as a sports hub. Bob Williams looks at how it is transitioning "from the entertainment capital of the world to the sports and entertainment capital of the world".

The death of former Conmebol president Nicolás Leoz has brought South American football one step closer to closing the book on an era of corruption. As global agencies and investment funds are taking advantage of the power vacuum, Callum McCarthy examines the current landscape and asks if and when that book can be closed for good.

With a former Infront executive under investigation for defrauding sponsors of the German Football Association, Frank Dunne explains how the scandal has affected both the agency and the already-embattled DFB, and how brands can ensure they're getting what they pay for from their partnerships.

Barclays global head of sponsorships and media, Tom Corbett, tells Adam Nelson why the bank has stepped up its association with football by signing a record-breaking title partnership with the Women's Super League.

The recent round of video game licensing deals signed by clubs and leagues with EA Sports and Konami show how complicated the video game licensing business has become. Callum McCarthy examines whether it is better to sell rights collectively or go it alone.

The Premier League has long been the top international football league in Asia. As the 2019-20 season begins, SportBusiness Asia spoke to the Asian offices of Spain’s LaLiga and Germany’s Bundesliga about their work to challenge the English league’s position.

SportBusiness speaks to Fifa's chief women’s football officer, Sarai Bareman, to get her reflections on the 2019 Women's World Cup in France and hear how she is hoping to leverage the momentum gained from that event to further develop women’s football around the world.

The search to replace Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, who announced his resignation over a year ago, has proved arduous. Frank Dunne looks at the issues surrounding media-rights growth and the challenges Scudamore's succesor should expect.

Australian football entered a new stage in its development earlier this year with the announcement that the A-League and W-League would be spun off from Football Federation Australia. The FFA's chief commercial and marketing officer Luke Bould talks Adam Nelson through the implications of the move and how the body is set up to weather the change.

Liverpool FC decided to arrange its own tour of the United States this summer, rather than compete in the pre-season International Champions Cup, because the club preferred to be "independent" and have more freedom to arrange opponents, dates and venues.

As France's Ligue 1 is staging a four-team tournament in Washington DC this week, Bob Williams looks at how it aims to expand its reach into the US and improve overseas media-rights income.