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Streaming wars see new rightsholder deals

The latest shot in the football streaming wars was ESPN’s recent acquisition of the English-language and Spanish-language media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander. The multi-year rightsholder agreement will begin in August 2021, according to a report in World Soccer Talk. Already, ESPN+ has added bilingual (Spanish/English) LaLiga programming in an effort to promote its debut […]

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The Super League is announced

12 of Europe’s elite clubs have released a joint press release stating that they have established a new competition called the Super League.  Despite its announcement, it’s far from certain whether the Super League will actually see the light of day, or, more fittingly, the stadium lights. The announcement comes at a time when it […]

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FC Barcelona Transfer | Transferencia

Close of Transfer Window: Barça fail to reinforce roster

The transfer window closed quietly for FC Barcelona, with attempted deals not able to be completed. BARCELONA, Spain (6 October 2020) — The only big story out of the most recent transfer window was of course news concerning Lionel Messi’s thwarted attempt to force his way out of Barcelona to join Manchester City. It dominated the […]

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Benfica acquire Todibo on loan from Barcelona

Talented central defender not part of Koeman’s plans. BARCELONA, Spain (6 October 2020) — Barcelona have confirmed that central defender Jean-Clair Todibo has joined Portuguese giants Benfica on a two-season loan deal with an option to buy. According to reports, Benfica paid €2 upfront, and the option to purchase is placed at €20 million. Todibo, 20, apperared in […]

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FC Barcelona Transfer | Transferencia

Arthur transferred to Juventus

Barça’s motivation behind the deal MIAMI, Fla.  (1 July 2020) — Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo has joined Juventus in a transfer worth up to €82 million, the two clubs announced on Monday. As part of the transaction, Miralem Pjanic joins the Blaugrana. Pjanic, 30, a Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder, joins FC Barcelona for a fee of €60 million, plus €5 […]

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Pjanic is now a Blaugrana

Four-year contract announced I’m really excited to take the pitch at the Camp Nou” ESPAÑOL: Pjanic como blaugrana: “Se ha cumplido un sueño”. BARCELONA, Spain (30 June 2020) — Midfielder Miralem Pjanic has signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona. The Bosnian native said on Tuesday that he’s “proud and happy” of achieving his dream of […]

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Europe leagues Serie A

Serie A returns on June 20

Everything is ready for the ball to start rolling in Italy. español MIAMI, Fla. — (30 May 2020) The Italian Serie A will restart in less than a month, on June 20. The protocol for the return of calcio was approved after an agreement was reached between the Italian health authorities (the CTS) and the FIGC. […]

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Serie A regresará el 20 de junio

Todo listo en Italia para que el balón vuelva a rodar. Tras acuerdo, todo está planificado para que el reinicio sea una realidad en menos de un mes. English MIAMI, Fla. — (30 May 2020) La Serie A italiana se reanudará el próximo 20 de junio. El protocolo para la vuelta del fútbol se ha aprobado […]

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Italy | Italia leagues Serie A

Serie A clubs given green light to resume training May 18

Revisions to safety protocols would be needed Does not automatically mean the season will resume MIAMI, Fla. — (11 May 2020) The italian government announced on Monday that Serie A clubs can return to team training from May 18 if they make adjustments to medical protocols. The competitions in Italy have been suspended since March 9 […]

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Italy: Professional teams can resume training from May 18

No official restart date yet for Serie A MIAMI, Fla. — (28 April 2020) — The Italian Serie A are one step closer to resuming their schedule after being on hold for over one month.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed that May 18th will be the day that professional sports teams can resume training. There is […]

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Europe leagues Serie A

Do All Roads Lead To Rome?

Serie A weighing a unique solution to finish 2019/20 season 15 April 2020 — The Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italian di Gioco di Calcio “FIGC”), the national association that oversees the game in Italy, held a meeting on March 10. At that time, the body confirmed it was considering the option of holding playoffs to decide […]

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Sponsorship Look Back: AS Roma’s three-year sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

DOHA- In April 2018, Serie A club Associazione Sportiva Roma entered into a three-year sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways. It was described by the football club as “the largest the club has ever signed” though the actual financials were not made public. However, the agreement with Qatar Airways was reportedly worth €40M ($48.8M) for three seasons, […]

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Gattuso Contract Heavy On Incentives

MIAMI, Fla (December 12, 2019) — Gennaro Gattuso was on the list of possible head coaches for Inter Miami CF. On Tuesday night, he was installed as the new manager at Napoli, a few hours after the club said arrivederci to Carlo Ancelotti. Gattuso’s contract is heavy on incentives. According to information obtained by the […]

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La Crisi Napolitana

As club struggles on the pitch, the chairman is embroiled in a dispute with players that has drawn the attention of the Italian and International Player Associations. What is the limit of an owner’s authority over matters relating to players? NAPOLI (December 10, 2019) — Last week, Napoli chairman and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis told […]