When FIFA came up with the spray idea for free kicks, I was amazed at how simple ideas are often the best. It’s far from the truth for the utilisation of the video at Confederations Cup. It created confusion, disbelief, anger and frustration.
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China is set to become a football powerhouse by 2030. Not me saying it, the Chinese government does. Vivo signed a sponsorship deal with FIFA that illustrates China’s massive commitment in football. Professor Simon Chadwick explains.
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The Fifa Ballon d’Or award will once again become separate from football’s governing body, according to reports in Spain.
UEFA has elected Aleksander Ceferin as its new president. The Slovenian officially succeeding Michel Platini on Wednesday.
One of club’s properties is to grow attendance. Few are very successful at it. I want to share this article that outlines 10 ways to grow attendance in 2016-2017. A great article by Mark Bradley (@FanExperienceCo)
Today Atletico Madrid will play the champions league final and the kit they will endorse will be delivered by 11 fans. The Atletico Madrid players will receive their shirts from some very passionate couriers on Saturday, after Nike ran a competition to find the 11-most ardent supporters to head to Milan with theRojiblancos’ jerseys.
The line between sport and fashion can sometimes be very thin. Among other reasons, global clubs partner with fashion brands in order to create new revenue streams, tap into a different target audience and position their image on that specific segment. Graphic designer Emilio Sensolini took football and fashion to a whole new level and created football federation kits designed by national fashion brands. Take a look.
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Simon Humber, Creative Director of the FIFA series, passed away earlier this year after a fight with cancer. Simon was a huge fan of Portsmouth FC and in tribute to him the FIFA team have included Fratton Park stadium in FIFA 16.
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While the world of football has been focusing on the transfer window and whether or not players are worth their transfer money, German football showed the world their position on dealing with human beings who flee their devastating countries.
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An estimated 20.3 million Americans watched on television as the United States beat Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, setting a record for U.S. viewership of a soccer match, according to preliminary TV ratings data.
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