Soccer

The sale of the Copa del Rey domestic broadcast rights, along with “part” of the international rights, has brought in a total of around €80m ($88.2m) o

Sounders continue their run as one of MLS' most popular fan draws

The Asian Football Confederation and the Chinese Football Association have established a joint evaluation team to review and evaluate the application materials submitted by 20 cities, including Beijing,…

English Premier League football club Liverpool have opened two new retail outlets in Thailand with CRC Sports, the country's number one sports retailer and brands distribution company.

On Monday, newly-appointed chairman of the Chinese Football Association Chen Yuyuan, met with the president of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam, Prince Sufri Bolkiah, and signed a…

Football world governing body Fifa has allowed Iraq to host their national team's upcoming World Cup qualifying games in their southern city, Basra, following a "security assessment by a Fifa delegation"

British petrochemicals company Ineos has completed a takeover of French Ligue 1 football club OGC Nice on Monday, with owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, pledging to establish the club as…

During the 11th membership congress of the Chinese Football Association today, Chen Xuyuan, formerly chairman at the Shanghai International Port Group, which owns Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG,…

Fifa has appointed a five-man committee to run the Egyptian Football Association after president Hani Abou Rida, along with the other board members, resigned

The issue of solidarity payments for academies developing US soccer talent remains decidedly unsettled following a Fifa ruling in June

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.

Missouri city with strong local soccer heritage lands franchise in ongoing wave of MLS expansion

Italian Serie A club Juventus has revealed that a digital campaign timed to coincide with its tour of Asia in July garnered 50 million video views and 790,000 engagements while the club was in the region

Midwest US city has long been seen as a strong favorite to land the league's 28th franchise

Italian club Juventus and their kit sponsor Adidas have launched a limited "Shanghai edition" away jersey with Chinese elements

Investors in perennially strong MLS club include Seahawks quarterback, Microsoft CEO, music stars

French football league Ligue 1 has signed Chinese former world sprint swimming champion Ning Zetao as a sporting ambassador

Former Barcelona star player Andres Iniesta, who is currently playing in the J-league's Vissel Kobe, was named the latest LaLiga Icon, a global marketing initiative fronted by ex-La Liga stars with strong…

Borussia Dortmund chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that the German Bundesliga club will be increasing efforts in reaching out to the Chinese and Asian markets over the next few years

Japanese e-commerce company Mercari has purchased a majority stake in J-League club Kashima Antlers. Mercari announced they bought 61.6 per cent of the club for $14

The Japan Football Association are holding discussions about setting up a professional women's football league, according to local media reports

The Chicago Fire has moved a significant step closer to playing home games at Soldier Field

Thai media are reporting a takeover bid of Muangthong by City Football Group, owners of Premier League champions Manchester City

Online payment platform Alipay announced it will provide 1 billion yuan (USD$145m) in funding for a 10-year project to boost China's women's football industry

Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia have officially bid to host the Fifa U20 World Cup in 2021. In total, three of the five bids for the U20 World Cup are from Asia

English Premier League football club Manchester United has launched a preview of their first interactive "experience centre" in Beijing, as well as a dedicated Chinese language app

A dispute between two factions within the Pakistan football federation (PFF) has led to Fifa appointing a normalisation committee to run its day-to-day affairs and hold elections of the federation, district…

Bali United, a football team in Liga 1 – the premiere division of Indonesia's professional league – has become Southeast Asia's first team to go public, raising $24.7m (€21.8m) o

Spanish football club Espanyol has signed an agreement with China Mobile under which video content, including live reserve team games, will be hosted on the mobile telco's video platform Midea Entertainment

Chinese liquor company Kweichow Moutai is considering a sponsorship deal with Argentinian football team River Plate. According to a report in Ole.

Media group Dentsu is launching a football-themed mobile game, based on Japanese football-themed children’s cartoon Captain Tsubasa and featuring the likenesses of 10,000 real-world players including L…

Italian-American billionaire intends to expand awareness of Serie A club stateside

MLS expansion franchise claims single-day league record for season-ticket deposits secured, but does not disclose a figure

US distribution of international soccer a key priority for ESPN's OTT offering

Final day standings drama boosts American viewership for Comcast-owned networks