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FIFA MAY HAVE SCORED a financial own goal with its decision to regionalise its third tier World Cup sponsorship inventory

Sports Sponsorship Insider talks to Sally Camm, director of brand communications at Capital One (Europe), as the company’s first season as title sponsor of the Football League’s League Cup reaches its…

Sports Sponsorship Insider talks to Chris Carroll, head of marketing EMEA at Under Armour, about the company’s plans to grow the brand through 2013 and the recently activated shop-in-shop relationship w…

FC Barcelona has signed its first regional sponsorship deal in the Indian market with Nokia India, the number one mobile phone brand in the country

SPORTS MARKETING VETERAN Seamus O’Brien is confident of success in the New York area sponsorship market as he takes on the might of Red Bull with the reborn New York Cosmos soccer franchise.

SUNDERLAND FOOTBALL CLUB of the English Premier League signed a new, two-year shirt sponsorship deal with Invest in Africa, reported to be worth up to £20 million per year to the north-east England-based …

South African mobile telecommunications company Vodacom has extended its sponsorship of Soweto-based football clubs Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in a five-year deal

A CAMPAIGN to raise the profile of the Allianz Arena name ahead of the UEFA Champions League final in May could point the way for other venues stripped of their sponsor deals when hosting major international…

GLOBAL NUTRITION, WEIGHT management and personal care company Herbalife has extended its presenting partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise the Los Angeles Galaxy for a further ten years until…

IN OCTOBER 2011, the Germany-based global trye company Continental, signed as a global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland-Ukraine and UEFA EURO 2016 in France

US APPAREL COMPANY Warrior Sports has signed a six-year kit deal with English Premier League club Liverpool

THREE "BIG NAME" English Premier League (EPL) clubs are close to signing six-figure deals to generate new revenue streams from in-stadium mobile apps

MANCHESTER UNITED confirmed logistics company DHL as the club’s first official training kit sponsor in August, building on DHL’s existing relationship with the club as the Official Logistics Partner and…

THE ENGLISH PREMIER League’s Manchester City Football Club and Etihad Airways struck a 10-year comprehensive partnership agreement significantly expanding their existing commercial relationship in a d…

CHINESE REAL ESTATE firm Dalian Wanda is to inject 500m yuan ($77m) into football in China after a three-year agreement was agreed with the Chinese Football Association (CFA)

THE BAD BOY reputation of France’s big name footballers - and the indiscretions of their managers - could trigger a first- of-its-kind repayment to French Football Federation (FFF) partners based on a…

UNDER ARMOUR, the aggressive new US entrant to the European kit market, may have paid over the odds for its place at the Premier League top table with Tottenham Hotspur, according to industry insiders

YINGLI SOLAR, WHICH became the first renewable energy company and the first Chinese company to agree a global FIFA deal with its sponsorship of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has extended to Brazil…