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UEFA approves third European club competition from 2021

UEFA  has confirmed that from 2021, more clubs from more associations will play European competitions introducing a third syndicated cup competition, a decision approved at the Executive Committee held in Dublin. The governing body of European football will move to launch ‘The Europa League 2’ (working title) replicating the current format of its flagship UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa …

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UEFA pushes VAR early for Champions League 2018/19

UEFA executives have announced that the governing body of European football will introduce ‘Video Assistant Referees – VAR’ technology for its flagship UEFA Champions League competition, beginning at the round-of-16 knockout stages from 16 February 2019. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the mandatory VAR Champions League enforcement at yesterday’s ‘special meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee’ hosted in Dublin. Governing …

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Thomas Koller – Friends4Media – Pulling off an “ambitious” UEFA partnership

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An established provider of brand engagement solutions with a special focus on quizzes and trivia games, Friends4Media recently became the sole mobile application games company licensed by UEFA. We caught up with the firm’s Managing Director Thomas Koller, who explained how the partnership with UEFA came about, dispelled doubts over the long-term effectiveness of quiz games, and shared his excitement …

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SBC’s On The Ball – MK Dons, Ajax and FIFA’s Club World Cup proposals

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition takes a look at a unique new partner for West Ham, as well as a fresh obstacle for FIFA. FIFA halts World Cup plans amid UEFA backlash Fifa president, Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club …

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PRO14 Rugby strengthens integrity commitment with Sportradar

PRO14 Rugby has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by confirming a partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services. The multi-year agreement means all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is widely regarded as the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available. The FDS is …

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FIFA unveils fresh approach to international rankings

FIFA has outlined plans to increase the legitimacy of its World rankings system, with the introduction of a revamped points formula that will dictate where international teams are placed. The new system, which was approved by a FIFA Council meeting last Sunday, was described by FIFA President Gianni Infantino as a “hopefully more fair” approach to ranking international teams, specifically …

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ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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UEFA strengthens match-fixing commitments via ESSA link-up

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UEFA and ESSA have entered into an information sharing agreement, designed to strengthen the European football administrative body as it continues its campaign to rid the sport of match-fixing. Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA, has recently stressed that the fight against match-fixing remains a major priority, developing and financing several initiatives to protect the integrity of the European game. As …

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Winning Post: Match-fixing allegations rock Albanian football

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. GB: horseracing – barriers belong on the course only… A week since the Cheltenham Festival concluded. Better to let the dust settle before drawing significant conclusions. However, some important …

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WLA strengthens GLMS sports bond appointing Giancarlo Sergi as General Secretary

International lottery trade body, the World Lottery Association (WLA) has moved to restructure the executive committee of its Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Updating the market, the WLA confirms the appointment of Giancarlo Sergi as the new General Secretary of GLMS operations. Sergi the current President of Swiss Basketball (Fédération Suisse de Basket), is a seasoned veteran of sports governance and …

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