Football

Emirates has further bolstered its position in the football shirt sponsorship market after finalising a five-year deal with Real Madrid.

English Premier League football club Southampton has entered into a “long-term” kit partnership with Adidas.

Wasserman Media Group has appointed five new consultants to help manage French and Dutch football players locally.

German football club Bayern Munich has leapfrogged Manchester United to become the world’s most valuable football brand, according to the latest BrandFinance Football top 50 rankings.

Newly-promoted English Premier League side Crystal Palace has announced plans to develop its Selhurst Park ground.

French digital terrestrial television channel TMC has secured the exclusive live domestic broadcast rights to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup.

FIFA’s executive committee has dropped proposals to implement age limits for its members from a reform package that is due to be discussed at its annual congress on Friday.

Qatar 2022 organisers have appointed Stadion Amsterdam and IMG to consult on stadium operations for the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup.

FC Barcelona-bound Brazil forward Neymar has further enhanced his endorsement portfolio after agreeing a two-year deal with confectionary brand Mentos.

The English Football League is to appoint a chief executive, following chairman Greg Clarke’s move from an executive to non-executive role.

English Premier League side Sunderland has unveiled BFS Group as its new principal partner and shirt sponsor from the 2013-14 season.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has stated the proposed introduction of age limits for FIFA officials could be considered as a form of discrimination, as world football’s governing body prepares to vote on the final set of proposals in its two-year governance reform process.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has extended its primary sponsorship deal with telecommunications firm Three through to 2016.

UEFA has voted to include Gibraltar as a member nation.

Fuse, Omnicom Media Group’s sport and entertainment agency, has appointed UEFA’s Tyson Henly to the newly-created role of head of international football.

Manchester United's outgoing chief executive David Gill has been elected to UEFA's executive committee.

Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is exploring an IPO for newly-promoted English Premier League football team Cardiff City, according to Reuters.