Nissan and CFG clubs geared up for global sponsorship based on VIK

Nissan and CFGJuly 18 - City Football Group (CFG) - the company that owns Manchester City FC, Manchester City Women's FC, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, and a stake in Yokohama F·Marinos – has unveiled its first sponsor partner across all its football holdings.

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'It was a fabrication'




June 11 - "Today, I am certain that the information I received from a European source [football official] was a fabrication," says Michel Zen-Ruffinen in an exclusive interview with INSIDEWorldFootball.com, referring to the rumours of vote collusion in the race for the 2018 and 2020 World Cup hosting rights

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FIFA 15 to further blur the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds

FIFA 15 coverBy Mark Baber
June 10 - EA Sports has announced FIFA 15 is now available for pre-order. The new version of the game is touted to further blur the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds and comes as CONCACAF issue an official press release announcing the winner of the CONCACAF Interactive 2014 championship who has won a trip to Brazil.

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IWF wins award and ranked in top 10 for best football coverage

World Soccer Talk Awards logoMay 28 – INSIDEworldfootball (IWF) has won the Editor's Choice Award in the Best On-line Coverage category of the World Soccer Talk Awards.

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Nothing toxic in Adidas accounts as it predicts $1 billion in World Cup sales

brazuca ballBy Mark Baber
May 23 - Notwithstanding a recent Greenpeace report which found toxic chemicals in 33 sportswear products produced by Adidas, Nike and Puma, Adidas has briefed journalists in Munich that the World Cup will play a "an important role" in adding "€1-1.2 billion (£829 -948 million) to operational revenue."

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FIFA and UEFA demand associations get tougher on racism sanctions

jeffrey-webbBy Mark Baber
May 15 - FIFA and UEFA have reacted with dismay at the weak sanctions employed by national Football Associations in the recent cases of racist incidents, demanding the sanctions regime which they have put in place is applied.

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Henry joins Twitter and scores 250,000 followers on first day

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 12.01.23By Tom Parsons
May 13 - One of the greatest ever Premier League players has joined Twitter, and immediately gained nearly 250,000 followers in his first 24 hours on the social media platform. Thierry Henry, Arsenal's all-time top scorer joined Twitter at 12:44pm on Monday and was immediately welcomed by fellow players, fans and celebrities.

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Sony lays down challenge to social networks with 'One Stadium' launch

one stadium liveBy Mark Baber
May 13 - Sony yesterday launched a social network site called "One Stadium Live" which brings together social network content from Twitter, Facebook and Google+ on a single platform. The initiative is part of Sony's World Cup campaign. Sony is one FIFA's six major sponsor partners.

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Israel tests FIFA resolve with refusals of international permits for West Bank tournament

Palestinian fansBy Mark Baber
May 13 - As of Monday morning, Pakistan's football coach Bahraini Mohammed Shamlan was still waiting for a permit from Israel to allow him to join his team at the Al-Nakba International Football Tournament in Palestine.

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