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European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience

European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience

European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience Why have so few managers been fired this year? Pandemic economics play a role, but there are bigger forces at work, too. Source link

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French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug

French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug

French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug The record-setting television deal was, in hindsight, far too good to be true. The billion euros the upstart media company had promised to pay to televise French soccer matches each year represented an increase of 60 percent on the league’s previous television …

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Two Soccer Teams Showed Up to Play. One Lost Because of Hair Dye.

Two Soccer Teams Showed Up to Play. One Lost Because of Hair Dye.

Two Soccer Teams Showed Up to Play. One Lost Because of Hair Dye. Two Soccer Teams Showed Up to Play. One Lost Because of Hair Dye. Forget skill, training or even luck. If you’re a female soccer player in China, sometimes victory or defeat comes down to the color of your hair, as one university team recently found out the …

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Nike and UEFA Express Concern Over Crisis at French Soccer Federation

Nike and UEFA Express Concern Over Crisis at French Soccer Federation

Nike and UEFA Express Concern Over Crisis at French Soccer Federation Nike and UEFA Express Concern Over Crisis at French Soccer Federation France’s soccer federation is coming under pressure from its main sponsor, the sportswear giant Nike, to explain what steps it is taking to address dysfunction within its senior management ranks, a workplace culture marked by bullying, misbehavior and …

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Israeli Soccer Team, Infamous for Anti-Arab Fans, Has New Co-Owner: a Sheikh

Israeli Soccer Team, Infamous for Anti-Arab Fans, Has New Co-Owner: a Sheikh

Israeli Soccer Team, Infamous for Anti-Arab Fans, Has New Co-Owner: a Sheikh Israeli Soccer Team, Infamous for Anti-Arab Fans, Has New Co-Owner: a Sheikh Israeli liberals skeptical about the country’s normalization deals nonetheless found reason to cheer the conspicuous twist of the new alliance. “The sale of Beitar to the Arabs is the clearest sign that God exists,” Noa Landau, …

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Soccer Is Cash Poor. Its Leaders Are Not.

Soccer Is Cash Poor. Its Leaders Are Not.

Soccer Is Cash Poor. Its Leaders Are Not. Soccer Is Cash Poor. Its Leaders Are Not. Anywhere one looks around the world, the soccer industry is struggling with the financial effects of the coronavirus. Leagues are counting their losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stadiums remain empty. Staff members are being furloughed. And players, even those at the …

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USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims

USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims

USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims “We are pleased that the USWNT players have fought for — and achieved — long overdue equal working conditions,” Molly Levinson, a spokeswoman for the players, said in a statement. “We now intend to file our appeal to the court’s decision, which does not account for …

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Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73

Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73 Eric Hall, Extravagant British Soccer Agent, Dies at 73 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. LONDON — Eric Hall, Britain’s most extravagant soccer agent in the 1980s and ’90s, often confessed that he knew little about the …

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Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation

Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation

Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation FIFA ethics investigators have asked the top soccer official in Africa to explain why he agreed to revise a television contract in a way that appeared to benefit a commercial partner over his own organization — the latest ethical concern for a governing body …

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France’s Soccer Federation Roiled by Workplace Culture Complaints

France's Soccer Federation Roiled by Workplace Culture Complaints

France’s Soccer Federation Roiled by Workplace Culture Complaints France’s Soccer Federation Roiled by Workplace Culture Complaints From the outside, France’s soccer federation has for two years represented its sport’s gold standard: champions at the men’s World Cup in Russia in 2018 and host of the most successful women’s championship in history a year later. But inside the federation, current and …

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