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The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A will be the only major football league in the world without international, local-language distribution in 2019. Callum McCarthy looks at why Brazilian club football lags behind its European counterparts.

Faced with their own lofty expectations, following last year's no-show by the US men's team and now embroiled in a legal challenge regarding pay equity, the American women's squad arrives to the 2019 Fifa Women's Cup with much on their shoulders. Randy Williams reports.

Many European football clubs are aiming to convert their large Chinese fanbases into significant new revenue streams. However, they must adapt to this complex market in order to capitalise on its huge potential. Jonathan Dyson reports from Shanghai.

Hans Erik Tuijt, director global sponsorships, Heineken, speaks to Ben Cronin about the brand’s 25-year association with the Uefa Champions League and how it plans to activate its rights at this year’s final in Madrid.

Fifa and Uefa have both unveiled strategies for the long-term development of women's football. Frank Dunne examines what it would take to put female competitions on an equal footing with their male equivalents.

German football has earned praise for its blend of ideological purity and commercial nous, but calls to reform restrictions on private ownership and investment are growing. With the Bundesliga’s media rights coming to market, Callum McCarthy explores how the league’s commercial performance over the next 18 months could shape its long-term future.

South London football club Crystal Palace is a model for aspirational second-tier teams. The club's commercial director, Barry Webber, tells Adam Nelson how a nimble and flexible commercial strategy has helped the club to capitalise on its top-flight status.

Research from marketing agency Red Hot Penny suggests clubs across the UK need  major rethink of how they convert social engagement into retail sales

Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth beacons capture crowd movements Catering JV to offer more food and beverage options and speedier service

Richard Gillis on why we should avoid the trap of projecting a moral compass on to multinationals, or thinking that brands take a leading role in important societal issues.

As clubs and rights-holders from across football continue to adopt more human and humorous voices on social media, representatives from AS Roma and the Bundesliga explain the commercial benefits that underpin the strategy.

Ben Cronin asks Everton's director of risk & governance Paul McNicholas; Kyle Cockett, senior insight manager; and the club's first data protection officer Ian Garratt about its strategies regarding how it uses fan data.

Betting sponsorships have proliferated in English football, but how are clubs activating these partnerships and building fruitful relationships in an evolving sector? We talk with two speakers from Sports Betting Community’s Betting on Football 2019 conference to find out.

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

Every so often, a moment changes the sports marketing world forever. Some moments happen behind closed doors, and only reveal their significance later. Others literally shake the world instantly. Another one of those moments might just have happened, in women’s football.

Brazilian state building society spending was as much as 20 per cent of the 2018 shirt sponsorship market in Brazil

MLS team averaged over 53,000 fans per game last year in just the club's second season Gate revenue on a par with teams in world's top-five leagues, says club president Eales

Uefa marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein tells Adam Nelson how the body has devised a new commercial structure to take advantage of the the pan-continental format for the 2020 European Championship.

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