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Kevin Roberts on whether negative press around the 2014 FIFA World Cup will make sponsors look elsewhere.

Rally enthusiast Richard Bevan, the League Managers Association (LMA) CEO and former CEO of the English Professional Cricketers Association (PCA), was appointed chairman of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) late last year. He talks us through his sports industry career highs and lows.

English football club Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium is being used as a blueprint for a wave of new-build stadia in Italian football’s top-flight Serie A. Elisha Chauhan spoke to the club’s CEO and Juventus, the only club in the league to currently own its stadium, about what will be required to make the new venues successful.

Elisha Chauhan asks the man behind the Caribbean’s new professional football league why the project will succeed where others in the past have struggled.

Italy has more laws on its statute books than any other European country but Italians are famous for considering them to be mere suggestions, polite recommendations, even paternalistic forms of advice, rather than binding rules...

Kevin Roberts on why football needs more than than Jérôme Champagne’s FIFA presidential challenge.

When it comes to groups of highly-paid professionals for which people have little sympathy, footballers are sure to be near the top of the list. Matt Wright believes French footballers could have avoided a super tax proposal if they were seen to be more socially responsible.

UEFA’s vision to take its 2020 European Championships to a multi-host format has been hailed by some as a masterstroke, while others fear it is a sign of desperate measures.

Majority owner of new Major League Soccer (MLS) Orlando expansion franchise Orlando City Soccer Club, Brazilian entrepreneur Flavio Augusto da Silva, spoke exclusively to SportBusiness International this month about his plans for the team.

Following Football Federation Australia (FFA)’s statement of intent to launch legal action against FIFA should the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be moved to a winter event, sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter explores whether there is any legal basis to claim compensation.

The hottest topic on the international sporting agenda in recent weeks has been the proposal of staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in winter. Sports lawyer Kevin Carpenter explores the possible legal and economic implications for a number of interested stakeholders.

DFL (German Football League) CEO Christian Seifert tells Kevin Roberts how a combination of world-class performance, sold-out stadia and financial stability has helped make the Bundesliga a European football powerhouse.

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

Kevin McCullagh from TV Sports Markets looks at how two newspaper sports-rights deals are showing signs of increased potential for internet clips, content that has been notoriously difficult to monetise.

Do live online sports broadcasts now pose a threat to market-leading sports broadcasters? Kevin McCullagh put the question to Perform‘s Oliver Slipper.