Football

Two-time Super Bowl champion invests in Premier League club

Two-time Super Bowl Champion  Malcolm Jenkins has revealed he has a minority stake in the club.

Speaking about his minority investment in Burnley as part of the ALK Capital investment group that took over in December 2020, during his visit to the Lancashire club, the three-time Pro Bowler believes that the club is the perfect fit for him and the values that are integral to all his business ventures.

ENGLAND GIVEN ONE-MATCH STADIUM BAN

UEFA have ordered England to play their next match behind closed doors following the crowd disorder before, during and after the Euro 2020 defeat to Italy.

UEFA also fined the FA €100,000 and imposed a ban for second game, which is suspended for two years.

There were serious disturbances outside Wembley where several ticketless fans forced entry into the stadium and there were multiple clashes with police officers.

football agencies USM and ISMG merge together

UK football agency Unique Sports Management (USM) has announced that it will merge with German football agency International Sports Management (ISMG).

Under this new merger they will come together and be known as 'Unique Sports Group'. The new brand is the joint vision of two of the largest independent football management agencies across Europe’s two most dominant football markets, the Premier League and Bundesliga.

EFL Chair open to ending 3pm football blackout

EFL chair Rick Parry has announced that he is open to ending the 3pm blackout on football broadcasts in England.

The blackout ruling, which has been in place since the 1960s, currently prohibits live football from being shown in England between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturdays.

The argument traditionally put forward, as it was when the blackout was introduced, is that clubs in the EFL would see a dip in attendances if their matches clashed with a high-profile Premier League game.

Adidas CEO speaks out against Biennial World Cup

FIFA’s plan to increase the frequency of the World Cup has drawn criticism from Adidas, one of their leading sponsors.

Kasper Rørsted, CEO of Adidas, has joined a growing number of people within football in voicing opposition to the plans of a biennial World Cup which could be approved by FIFA as early as the end of this year.

Speaking to a Danish newspaper, Rørsted said: “I don’t think much of a football World Cup held every two years. There’s a European Championship here, there’s a Copa América in Latin America. One should also leave space for other things.”

Umbro unveils new football documentary series

Umbro has joined forces with Glory Magazine to drop a documentary telling the story of Eriskay FC.

'Four Corners' is a short documentary series that looks to tell undiscovered footballing stories from those that play, live, and love the game in the far reaches of the globe.

This first film features Eriskay FC – a small community club that participates in the Outer Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland.

Immersive UEFA football experience launched at Westfield London

Sport technology and gamification company, WallJAM has secured a long-term global licensing agreement with UEFA and opened the first official UEFA Champions League experiential venue in Europe at Westfield in White City.

Under WallJAM’s newly created METRIX brand, the initial pop-up venue houses tech-inspired competitive football experiences for players of all ages, allowing everyone to test their skills in a new way.

talkSPORT extends international audio rights for Premier League coverage

talkSPORT has extended its exclusive international audio rights package with the Premier League for a further three years until the end of the 2024/25 season. 

The rights deal sees talkSPORT continue as the Premier League's global audio partner - a role it has fulfilled since 2012.

The agreement enables the broadcaster to distribute official live audio commentaries of Premier League matches to all countries around the world, outside of the UK and Ireland, with high quality coverage presented by talkSPORT’s world class team in multiple languages.

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