Tag Archives: UEFA

BetHard connection could lead to three-year ban for Ibrahimovic

Swedish international footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a three-year ban from the sport due to his ongoing partnership with Malta-based operator BetHard. The AC Milan striker’s company is the fourth largest investor in the online sportsbook – which reported a profits before tax of £25.76 million profit after tax in 2019 – amounting to a total share of 10%, according …

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Bookmakers anxious over whether football can really come home

With little fanfare or hype, this week bookmakers priced England at 5/1 joint-favourites (alongside France) to win this summer’s rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 Championships.  The perennial underachievers in major football tournaments, England is recognised as ‘the gift that keeps on giving for bookmakers’ by allowing them to cash-in on a summer of patriotic bettors chasing that ‘Three Lions glory’. Though …

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UEFA proposes expanded Champions League ‘Swiss system’

UEFA has called for a meeting with European stakeholders to review the existing format of the UEFA Champions League, the PA news agency has reported. All European domestic leagues will reconvene today to discuss overhauling the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League from 2024. According to the report, UEFA would scrap the Champions League’s round-robin format, which often …

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BOSE Digital: FIFA outlines its approach to combat match fixing

Delivering the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and exhibition, FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta spoke about the federation’s steps to protect football from match manipulation and promote integrity.  The ‘Protecting the Beautiful Game’ session, sponsored by Stats Perform, outlined FIFA’s role to prevent outside influences from affecting the sport. …

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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world

All-in Global, the number one language service provider in the gaming industry, has gathered the most relevant data to highlight hot fantasy markets for SBC News readers, and advise interested companies on how to prepare “local” fantasy content. In 2019, it was estimated that almost 46 million adults (18+) played fantasy sports in the US. In comparison, the Fantasy Premier …

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UEFA plans ‘Lisbon Final Eight’ to conclude 2019/2020 Champions League 

UEFA is set to ratify plans to complete the 2019/2020 Champions League by hosting a ‘Final Eight’ tournament held over 12-days in Lisbon this August. Reuters International has reported that the proposal is UEFA’s preferred option for completing its flagship tournament, which will be voted on tomorrow by UEFA’s executive committee.  European football’s governing body is reported to have ‘reached …

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English football suspension extended until 30 April 

The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April.  The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA. English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK …

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Insider Sport: On the ball – Cypriot investigations launch as FIFA enhances integrity controls

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on FIFA launching its integrity toolkit, Cypriot match-fixing investigations, the Bundesliga’s latest technology partnership, and Arsenal’s stadium going cashless. FIFA announces integrity toolkit launch Building on the integrity programme it developed and implemented during …

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FIFA launches new integrity toolkit

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has announced the launch of an enhanced integrity toolkit that builds on the integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The new toolkit, which features updated integrity programme resources, aims to not only protect the sport, but also looks to provide help to member …

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