Football

UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has confirmed that all club finals have been ‘postponed indefinitely’ as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Last night, UEFA issued a short statement confirming its decision to postpone its roster of May finals for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments for both men and women’s football. In its update, UEFA …

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Premier League seeks six week window to finish season

UK media has this weekend reported that the Premier League is reviewing plans to resume its current football season on 1 June, seeking a six-week period in which to complete proceedings. 1 June has been detailed as the Premier League’s ‘target date’, however, plans remain tentative as further COVID-19 developments unfold disrupting UK sports scheduling. The Premier League is seeking a six-week …

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English football suspension extended until 30 April 

The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April.  The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA. English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK …

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Betcris nets Brasileiro Série A sponsorship

South American legacy sportsbook Betcris and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazilian Championship A Series) football league have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement this week. The deal is expected to run until the end of the 2023 season. During the first year, Betcris will advertise its gaming services on all 361 series games, of which 76 will be aired on national broadcaster Globo TV’s free-to-air network. …

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Digitain brings table football to the betting landscape

Platform provider Digitain has revealed that it has gained exclusive betting rights with the Table Football Federation of Armenia to provide real-time odds in a series of table football tournaments, making the agreement the first of its kind for the sport. The competition, which is being trialed by Digitain, will feature a total of 400 matches during the week-long process, …

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Bookmaker STS strikes Polish Futsal partnership

Polish bookmaker STS has announced an extension to its agreement with Futsal Ekstraklasa, furthering the firm’s national league portfolio. As part of the sponsorship deal, Poland’s premier Futsal competition will continue to have STS as an official bookmaker until June 2022. STS is also actively involved with all 14 PlusLiga teams through various marketing and sponsorship campaigns. In a statement, …

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On The Ball – The Premier League reveals Hall of Fame while clubs garner new partners

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the Premier League’s historic Hall of Fame announcement plus sponsorship dealings with Watford, Croatia and Russia. The Premier League unveils Hall of Fame  The Premier League has officially launched its own Hall of …

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Leading data trio secure 16-league European extension

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (European Leagues) and its data partners Genius Sports, Sportradar and Stats Perform are pleased to announce a second multi-league agreement for an additional three seasons ending in 2022, continuing the initial cooperation that began in 2017. The multi-league agreement will see the firms continue to work with European Leagues’ associated competitions including Liga …

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FIFA confident that new toolkit will match integrity goals

In an exclusive interview with Insider Sport, FIFA’s compliance team has revealed how world football’s governing body plans to improve the safeguarding of football matches and athletes utilising its new ‘integrity toolkit’. FIFA’s new toolkit is designed to improve the overall quality of the sport by educating players, coaches and member associations in order to prevent issues such as match manipulation. …

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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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