Concacaf, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has announced plans to expand the Gold Cup, its flagship national team competition, to include 16 teams from 2019 onwards.
German soccer's Bundesliga International has named Peter Leible as its new head of global audiovisual rights.
European soccer’s governing body Uefa has renewed and expanded its partnership with the European Commission (EC) with the aim of tackling issues surrounding the soccer transfer system and the role of agents within the game.
Yonghong Li, owner of top-tier Italian soccer side AC Milan, has declared himself bankrupt, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
International broadcasting company Modern Times Group (MTG) has reached an agreement to sell its 95 per cent shareholding in Bulgarian television network Nova Broadcasting Group to PPF Group, an investment company controlled by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner.
Global sports network Eleven Sports has expanded its soccer portfolio in Belgium with the acquisition of broadcast rights to German club soccer’s top tier, the Bundesliga, whilst also extending its partnership with the Italian top flight, Serie A, for a further three years.
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The German Football League (DFL) has reported that the 36 clubs from its top two domestic soccer leagues, the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, have generated a record €4.01 billion (US$5 billion) in revenue during the 2016/17 season, while Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert has announced that club ownership rules will be debated.
Top-flight Spanish soccer league La Liga has approved a salary raise to €1.2 million (US$1.5 million), with a bonus of €250,000 (US$310,000), for its president, Javier Tebas, after he was offered the top job at Italian rival Serie A.
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