The political uncertainty created by Catalonia’s proposed split from Spain has delayed negotiations to renew La Liga’s international TV rights deals, according to Javier Tebas, president of the organising body for Spanish soccer’s top flight.
With a raft of reforms being implemented, a successful CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summer and the prospect of a FIFA World Cup jointly staged in the region, it is undoubtedly an exciting time for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Against this back drop the Soccerex Global Convention brought delegates in exclusive interview with Philippe Moggio, the new Secretary General at CONCACAF; the man who acts as the Confederation’s Chief Executive.
Fast food chain McDonald’s has signed a partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA), the nation’s soccer governing body, for the 2017/18 season.
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have confirmed they will make a joint bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, while Ghana has announced plans to host the 2038 tournament.
Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder of top-tier English soccer side Arsenal, has reportedly bid UK£525 million (US$697 million) to buy out the club’s second largest shareholder, Alisher Usmanov.
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) welcomes UEFA Congress’ unanimous decision to include the European Leagues as official stakeholder in UEFA’s structures and decision-making bodies.
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