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Does the #USWNT success present a commercial breakthrough for women’s sports?

Photo: #USWNT’s Alex Morgan on the cover of FIFA 16 (source: SportsCenter’s official Twitter account) When the US Women’s National Team (#USWNT) recently won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the team created enormous hype on social media platforms. After the final win against Japan and the #USWNT’s first world cup title since 1999, […]

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God governance i fodbold i forhold til værdisættelse af spillere, transfermarkedsaktiviteter og kontraktforhandlinger

Med den hastige kommercialisering og globalisering, som fodboldøkonomien har været igennem siden Bosman-dommens indtog og i takt med den mediemæssige udvikling, er der kommet øget fokus på investeringer på tværs af landegrænser for at opretholde den nationale og internationale konkurrencedygtighed. Det har medført nogle problemstillinger, som de store internationale forbund som FIFA og UEFA (samt […]

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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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Christiano Ronaldo’s hunger sets the standard for football’s global superstars

Photos: Christiano Ronaldo’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Football (soccer in the US) is as the world’s most popular sport a ’true superstar economy’. People in all regions of the world recognize or may even identify with the sport’s top player. At the pinnacle of the sport’s most prestigious individual award ceremony stands Christiano Ronaldo […]

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