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Soccer - 02 Sep 2002
UEFA and the European Club Forum today pledged to work closely and constructively on all matters relating to the future of European club competitions following today’s inaugural meeting of the Forum in Monaco.
Soccer - 27 Aug 2002
When it comes to branding on teams shirts, concerns for many sponsors are the dangers related with such close association. Poor performance, controversy and alienation are the most obvious concerns. That said there is much to suggest that very few consumers really register association to such a level. Indeed, the first wave of findings from Soccerscope, the first continuos football tracking survey produced by TNSSPORT, reveals that shirt sponsors are as likely to be considered sponsors of footb
Soccer - 19 Aug 2002
Two further FIFA Goal projects are about to celebrate their successful completion. On Wednesday, 21 August, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will open a sports complex in the Moldovan town of Vadul-lui-Voda, just outside the nation's capital Chisinau.
Soccer - 16 Aug 2002
Arsenal has teamed up with Bank of Scotland to launch Your Financial Arsenal; a range of financial services that will help lay the foundations for the next generation of the club's sporting and commercial success.
Soccer - 15 Aug 2002
The F.A. Premier League is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Lines as their Head of Media Operations
Soccer - 06 Aug 2002
Football in Northern Ireland has been given a boost today with the news that the Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is again sponsoring the Irish League Cup.
Soccer - 06 Aug 2002
The recent winner of the Liga-Pokal has every reason to enjoy its future prospects. The ideal start into the new season for coach Huub Stevens and World-Cup glamour in form of the new recruit Luizao inspire the fans’ enthusiasm.
Soccer - 29 Jul 2002
Sportcal.com has updated its acclaimed publication 'The World Cup Report - Fifa and the financial lessons of the world's richest sports event' with a supplement that reviews what actually happened at the 2002 World Cup.
Soccer - 25 Jul 2002
International drinks giant DIAGEO is the latest sponsor of the joint bid by Scotland and Ireland to host Euro 2008. The backing by the world's leading premium drinks business is a further boost to the already buoyant bid.
Soccer - 16 Jul 2002
TNSSPORT today announced the launch of Soccerscope, the first continuous sports market research product targeted at football. Soccerscope will measure the effectiveness of football sponsorship throughout the season allowing clients to evaluate the impact of their investment. It will also research a host of other subjects within the sport, from fan profiles to the popularity of football programmes such as the ITV Premiership. Delivered on-line, the service is the most sophisticated analysis curre
Soccer - 12 Jul 2002
G-14 clubs deplore lack of transparency in UEFA’s decision finding process with regards to the sudden change of format in the UEFA Champions League from season 2003/2004 onwards.
Soccer - 28 Jun 2002
Clubs who competed in last season’s UEFA Champions League will receive a total of CHF768m (€521.6m) from the revenue generated by Europe’s leading club competition.
Soccer - 27 Jun 2002
The eleventh edition of the Deloitte & Touche Annual Review of Football Finance shows that English football's income for 2000/01 grew by 18% to £1,269 million (2.1 billion Euros), while the aggregated income of all clubs in top European divisions reached £4 billion (6.6 billion Euros).
Soccer - 21 Jun 2002
Charlton Athletic FC have today sealed the biggest sponsorship deal in the club’s history – linking up with sports retailer all:sports in a package worth up to £4.3m to the Premiership club.
Soccer - 19 Jun 2002
The first round of the World Cup has so far been an undoubtable TV success in China. Viewing records were beaten on the occasions when the China national team played. Although one could expect the interest to become lower after China’s elimination, it did not prove to be the case, and the games went on to be watched strongly.
Soccer - 11 Jun 2002
Satellite transmission leader GlobeCast announced today that it is providing project management, uplink, digital turnaround, encryption, and space segment for TV Azteca's coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, according to Robert Behar, president and chief executive officer of GlobeCast America.
Soccer - 07 Jun 2002
Pepsico was ordered to immediately cease the use of an advertisement related to the FIFA World Cup(TM) by an Argentinean court on 5 June.
Soccer - 06 Jun 2002
UEFA and Europe's clubs are to discuss proposals for a new format for the UEFA Cup as part of moves to enhance the image and financial viability of European football's second major club competition.
Soccer - 06 Jun 2002
The European Commission has closed its investigation into the rules governing international transfers of football players following the final formal rejection of two complaints related to the former FIFA rules that were changed last year.
Soccer - 28 May 2002
Travelex kicks off its multimillion pound ITV World Cup sponsorship campaign on May 31st 2002 with a series of programme idents featuring clips from previous World Cups.
Soccer - 28 May 2002
To the national associations of FIFA Seoul, 27 May 2002. Dear Sir or Madam:
Soccer - 27 May 2002
Meeting in Seoul on 25 May under the chairmanship of Julio Grondona (Argentina), the Finance Committee took note of the financial result of FIFA for the first quarter of 2002, which was according to the budget.
Soccer - 27 May 2002
Meeting for five hours under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter today in Seoul, the FIFA Executive dealt with the preparations for the upcoming congresses, financial matters and the presidential election due to take place on 29 May.
Soccer - 27 May 2002
With four days to go before the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, one of sport’s greatest broadcasting operations in television history is entering its key final phase.
Soccer - 24 May 2002
23.05.02 - Three FIFA member national associations – Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Guatemala – have today issued the following eight-point statement in support of the re-election of Joseph S. Blatter as President of FIFA: STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT BLATTER
Soccer - 23 May 2002
UEFA’s Professional Football Committee comprising top European Leagues and chaired by Mr. Pedro Tomás, President of the Spanish League, has given full support to the new UEFA Club Licensing System which is due to come into force as from the season 2004/05.
Soccer - 21 May 2002
Press reports that the European Broadcast Union (EBU) has made an offer to FIFA to take over the television rights to the 2006 FIFA World Cup are inaccurate.
Soccer - 14 May 2002
A promotion of the Irish beer manufacturer Comans involving the unauthorised use of FIFA's marks on Coman's products and 2002 FIFA World Cup(TM) tickets was ended abruptly through FIFA's intervention.
Soccer - 10 May 2002
Following the bankruptcy of the ISL and ISMM sports marketing organisations, world football's governing body, FIFA, cancelled the licencing contracts for the marketing and television rights to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
Soccer - 09 May 2002
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter would like to make the following statement in response to announcements that eleven members of the Executive Committee are considering legal proceedings:
Soccer - 03 May 2002
The Football Association has today written to Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to inform her of our response to the five tests which she set for the Wembley project in the House of Commons on December 19th 2001.
Soccer - 29 Apr 2002
The president of the Somalian Football Association, Farah Addo, has been forbidden from spreading bribery accusations against FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. Such was the provisional conclusion reached by the local court in Meilen after a petition issued by the FIFA President. The court judged the accusations, which Addo has yet to prove, as inflicting substantial damage on Blatter's personal rights, particularly in view of the fact that Addo had waited four years to go public.
Soccer - 25 Apr 2002
FAST TRACK SOCCER, the football consultancy division of sports marketing specialist FAST TRACK, has picked up a major piece of business from FIFA presidential candidate Issa Hayatou.
Soccer - 25 Apr 2002
Chuck Blazer, General Secretary of the Football Confederation and member of the FIFA Executive Committee, has sent a formal letter in response to the letter from David Will to the members of the FIFA Executive Committee regarding the FIFA Internal ad hoc Audit Committee.
Soccer - 25 Apr 2002
UEFA President Lennart Johansson and the UEFA Executive Committee have called for a FIFA internal audit committee to be allowed to resume its examination of the financial situation within world football's governing body.
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
The majority of the members of the FIFA Emergency Committee has given written approval to the temporary suspension of the Internal Audit Committee (IAC), imposed by President Joseph S. Blatter on 11 April, until the Executive Committee meeting on 3 May.
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
1)- Europe at the World Cup Today, Europe has fifteen teams that have qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ but in fact this figure is 13.5 places (bearing in mind that France qualified as world champions and half of a place was assured through a play-off with Asia).
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
Dear Presidents, I was taken aback by the copy I received of the circular letter that the President of UEFA sent to you on 19 April 2002 - a few days before the UEFA Congress is due to convene in Stockholm – and which was immediately released to the press.
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
Dear Lennart It is only a few months since we discussed the situation for the forthcoming FIFA and UEFA presidential elections. We both agreed that I would do my utmost to ensure that you would be the sole candidate for the UEFA presidency and would therefore continue in your current role. I confirmed this in an official statement at the Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Prague on 11-12 October 2001. For your part, you were in agreement that I should remain FIFA President and that would announce
Soccer - 22 Apr 2002
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter today Sunday rejected as unjustified and false the serious allegations levelled against him by General Secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen during last week in various Swiss newspapers. 'I am surprised that, after four years of cooperation, it is only now during the election campaign that the General Secretary is confronting me in public with such allegations', Blatter declared after his return from the CONCACAF Congress in Miami.
Soccer - 19 Apr 2002
In connection with the interview with FIFA General Secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen printed in the 18 April edition of Swiss daily newspaper 'Le Temps', FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter would like to clarify the following:
Soccer - 17 Apr 2002
McDonald’s was today announced as an official sponsor of the UEFA European Football Championship in Portugal. The announcement was made at the Hotel Dom Pedro in Lisbon, Portugal.
Soccer - 15 Apr 2002
Manchester United Football Club has today appointed Servecast as its audio streaming partner for the remaining games of the premiership season.
Soccer - 12 Apr 2002
By way of a letter to David Will, FIFA Vice President and chairman of the FIFA ad hoc Internal Audit Committee, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter yesterday (11 April) suspended the work of this body pending an investigation regarding a breach of confidentiality
Soccer - 08 Apr 2002
In anticipation of the insolvency of the German group KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA, distributor of the worldwide TV rights for the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup(tm), all necessary precautions have been taken in advance in order to ensure the protection of the FIFA World Cup(tm) rights and the broadcasting operations related to this event.
Soccer - 27 Mar 2002
The Football League has noted that the shareholders of ITV Digital have decided to place ITV Digital into administration.
Soccer - 27 Mar 2002
Sports.com Limited, Europe's leading digital sports channel provider of sports content and publisher of www.sports.com <http://www.sports.com/>, has today announced a new partnership with giants of Italian football Juventus Football Club for the production and distribution of www.juventus.com <http://www.juventus.com>, the official Juventus website.
Soccer - 26 Mar 2002
In accordance with the request of 54 national associations from all six confederations, FIFA will convene an Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Seoul on 28 May 2002 to deal exclusively with the issue of FIFA's finances.
Soccer - 22 Mar 2002
The Board of The Football League has today considered an approach it received recently from senior executives of Carlton Communications plc, Granada plc and ITV Digital.
Soccer - 15 Mar 2002
The two-day (14th/15th March) meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee, chaired by UEFA President, Lennart Johansson, concluded today, having agreed:
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