Football

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.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has partnered with Sportsradar to monitor betting practices on their tournaments to help prevent match-fixing.

Investors have bought stakes in the transfer rights of as many as 1,100 football players in Europe, according to a new report into the controversial subject of third-party ownership (TPO) by auditor KPMG Europe’s Spanish unit.

The Russian government has issued a $612-million tender for the redevelopment of Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, which will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.

Brazilian first division team Corinthians has been named the most valuable football club in the Americas, according to Forbes magazine.

Italy’s deputy prime minister Angelino Alfano has cited English Championship football club Brighton and Hove Albion as a role model for Italian clubs in a campaign to improve ageing football stadia.

Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded Orlando an expansion franchise to begin its inaugural season in 2015.

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.

National Basketball Association (NBA) star LeBron James plans to invest in soccer legend David Beckham’s proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami.

South Africa sports minister Fikile Mbalula has hit out at FIFA’s “arrogance and pettiness” after world football’s governing body said that it would establish its own investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the 2010 World Cup.

Lydia Nsekera, who in May created history by being elected as the first female member of FIFA’s executive committee, has lost her position as president of the Burundi Football Association (BFA).

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and Qatar Stars League (QSL) have signed a sport integrity partnership designed to prevent match-fixing of football in the region.

Russia and Ukraine’s proposed Unified Football League (UFL) has suffered a major blow after UEFA president Michel Platini told Russian president Vladimir Putin that such a competition would not “correspond” to its principles.

FIFA has insisted that the Club World Cup will go ahead as planned in Morocco next month even though it has refused to recognise the new president of the country’s football association.

Organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have unveiled plans for a new stadium in the Al-Wakrah region.

Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise New York City Football Club (NYCFC) has appointed three vice-presidents ahead of its inaugural 2015 season.

Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan has appointed new owner Erick Thohir president.