August 1 – Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has rejected allegations that the Italian champions broke contract terms when Cristiano Ronaldo failed to feature in a pre-season friendly against the K League All Stars in Seoul last week.
August 1 – La Liga has not found a home for its broadcasting rights in the UK and Ireland for the 2019/20 season, leaving the big kick off in August in doubt for fans across the UK.
By Paul Nicholson
July 31 – Football’s most powerful governing bodies and rights holders have issued the largest combined statement to date condemning the theft of their broadcast rights by pirate broadcaster beoutQ and “requesting” the Saudi Arabian (KSA) government to immediately take “swift and decisive” action.
July 31 – Angry South Korean fans are seeking compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench during a Juventus pre-season friendly in Seoul despite being contracted to appear.
July 31 – Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is sport’s top earner on social media, according to new analysis by analytics firm HopperHQ.
July 31 – Supporters of Cardiff City and Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas on the closing stages of the Tour de France last weekend, would have seen further inroads into the sports business by Ineos who debuted their shirt sponsorship of OGC Nice last weekend in a friendly in the Welsh capital.
July 30 – Inter Milan has added a new country to its Inter Academy outreach, opening up in Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo. The opening coincides with the arrival of central defender Diego Godin at the club from Atletico Madrid.
July 30 – The PSG brand push into the esports arena has now seen the PSG.LGD partnership secure a reported six-figure shirt sponsorship deal with online bookmaker Betway for its Dota 2 team.
July 29 – Eden Hazard has scored his first hattrick with Real Madrid, featuring on the cover of EA Sports FIFA game for the third time.
July 29 – Leading Indian beer brand Kingfisher has made its first foray into Premier League football becoming the Official Beer partner of Southampton in what is described as a “multi-year” deal.
July 29 – Premier League Newcastle United have struck a deal with cryptocurrency trading platform StormGain for their sleeve sponsorship for the 2019/20 season.
July 26 – Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have renewed their partnership with principal partners AIA Group Limited (AIA), in a deal reportedly lifting the value of the sponsorship by £5 million to £40 million a year.
July 25 – The Welsh FA (FAW) has announced a new seven-year title sponsorship deal for the top tiers of its domestic league and a rebranding of the competitions embracing the country’s Welsh-language name – Cymru – in the title.
July 25 – Facebook has released a set of stats following CAF’s AFCON 2019 championship in Egypt that show more than 10 million people got involved on the social media platform. The official tournament Facebook page had more than 3.6 million likes.