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FC Barcelona is on top of the football world once again – case of the UEFA Champions League Final and its impact on FC Barcelona’s reputational capital

Photos: FC Barcelona players celebrating the ‘treble’ achievement (source: official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Andrés Iniesta and Neymar Jr.) Both FC Barcelona and Juventus fought to claim the perfect season in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final as both teams played to win the ‘treble’. Italian and Spanish teams dominate the […]

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FIFA’s current crisis is a ‘shitstorm’ for corporate sponsors

The international football association FIFA is amidst another huge media crisis after Swiss police arrested some of FIFA’s top executives on Wednesday and charging them with money-laundering and other criminal acts linked to this ongoing corruption investigation. There is no doubt that this has smeared FIFA’s overall corporate brand and its acclaimed World Cup brand […]

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HOW COULD THE RISING PREMIER LEAGUE BROADCASTING REVENUE IMPACT CLUBS’ COMPLIANCE WITH FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Guest blog written by Paul Shapiro. Paul is an Associate in the Commercial team at Charles Russell Speechlys and is a member of the firm’s Sports Group. Paul advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters in the sports industry, with particular experience in sponsorship, merchandising and licensing along with football […]

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Governance in football when it comes to player valuations, transfer market activities and contract negotiations

Given the rapid commercialization and globalization in the football economy in the wake of the Bosman ruling, professional football clubs have had an intensified focus on investments across national borders to influence the national and international competitiveness. This development has produced some problem areas that football’s international governing bodies FIFA and UEFA (and the national […]

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UEFA Champions League reflecting the appealing spectacle of professional football

Different scholars have brought much in-depth knowledge about why sports fans engage with professional sports properties (Funk & James, 2001; Funk, 2001; Kahle & Close). The UEFA Champions League tournament and this year’s quarter finals exemplify some of these patterns. The general motivational factors tied to sports event participation and/or viewership, i.e. socialization, performance, excitement, […]

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