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UEFA Euro 2016 – positioning Europe as the powerhouse of modern football

With a legacy as one of the biggest sporting events on a global scale and a showcase of some the finest competencies in the world of football, the UEFA European Championship will kick off in a few months. The event provides an excellent opportunity for football fans globally to celebrate a high-quality tournament with 24 […]

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Is football a ‘public service’ product – a discussion of the professionalization of the football economy?

Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated in the German newspaper Zeit that “Der Deutsche meint eben, dass der Staat neben der Renten- und Krankenversorgung am besten auch noch für die Fußballversorgung zuständig ist.” Of course, this is generalizing opinion that German fans think that the state must support its citizens in terms of retirement […]

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Football and power – an inevitable marriage in the most popular sport worldwide

Football is a ‘money game’, which I have highlighted in previous posts on this blog. As a result of the huge flow of money in the most appealing and popular sport globally, there are also significant ramifications such as the natural power battles and missions, which are often interrelated with apparent cashflows. Football has undergone […]

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Corruption and Match-Fixing in Football – by ‘guest blogger’ Malene Hejlskov Mortensen

Guest blog written by Malene Hejlskov Mortensen, BA in Sport Management, University College of Northern Denmark & MA in Sport Management, London Metropolitan University, passionate about sports and the business of sports – (Kenneth Cortsen, ed.). Photo: Malene Hejlskov Mortensen.  “Sport is under threat but I urge all of you, don’t let them win! We […]

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Italy’s ‘Serie A’ & the economic competition of European football leagues

What inspired me to write this post was an article, which I read on the Danish football site, www.bold.dk, earlier today. The article refers to statements from the AS Roma star Daniele De Rossi, who highlights the current position of Italian club football, which De Rossi associates with a ‘free fall’. He points to the […]

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