Category Archives: Football business

Italian disaster and Swedish delight over World Cup qualification

Sweden knocking out four-time world champions Italy from the World Cup after a 1-0 aggregate win means Italy miss out on the World Cup for the first time since the Swedes hosted the tournament in 1958 and finished as runners-up. Sweden’s players expressed their joy in unconventional fashion as the final whistle blew and Jan Andersson’s side secured a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia, a win that could also have wider economic repercussions according to historical…
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How the falling pound is affecting the Premier League

Ever since that eventful day in June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the EU, we’ve seen considerable volatility in a number of areas, not least in the value of sterling against all of the world’s other major currencies. At one stage it had lost 15% of its value against the US dollar and, as anyone who has travelled to Europe last summer will also know, you certainly don’t get as many euros to the pound as you used…
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Most expensive deadline day signings

Transfers often take a long time to complete with fees being negotiated for weeks before a compromise is met. There are however some cases where transfers are completed in a much shorter period of time, usually on deadline day. But with deadline day deals comes a premium price that must be paid. (more…)
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Nike launch of multiple similar national team kits ends in fiasco

Nike's kit launches for the England and US national teams were met with scorn from fans and media on Thursday, whilst panic-stricken executives cancelled the launch of the Brazil shirt in Rio due to unwarranted concerns over demonstrations. The company, known only as "Sportswear Company A" in US indictments relating to football-related corruption, decided to launch its new England, France, USA and Brazil on the same day - perhaps hoping fans wouldn't notice how similar they are. The England design…
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