Tag Archives: UEFA

WLA strengthens GLMS sports bond appointing Giancarlo Sergi as General Secretary

International lottery trade body, the World Lottery Association (WLA) has moved to restructure the executive committee of its Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Updating the market, the WLA confirms the appointment of Giancarlo Sergi as the new General Secretary of GLMS operations. Sergi the current President of Swiss Basketball (Fédération Suisse de Basket), is a seasoned veteran of sports governance and …

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Champions League changes to impact bookies and bettors

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Uefa has this week announced a raft of changes to European competition, with the new system, that is set to be in place from the 2018/19 season, designed to represent an evolution of the Champions League and Europa League. Amongst the raft of changes, is one particular key example regarding kick off times, that could be of significant interest to …

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Betway: Nations League not the stage to end Three Lions hurt

Aimed at bringing an end to mundane international friendlies, the draw for the inaugural UEFA Nations League was made this week, with England being pitted in a group alongside Croatia and Spain. However for England fans hoping that the tournament will bring long-awaited international success to the country, the odds suggest they may want to look away now. Commenting on whether …

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Is it time for football to embrace the expansion of major tournaments?

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When FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced in January that the 2026 World Cup would be expanded from 32 teams to host 48, it evoked widespread negativity from the football World.   However, none that reacted to that meeting in Zurich with discontent, could have anticipated what would follow 11 months later. As a dramatic World Cup qualification campaign culminated in …

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SBC’s on the ball: Paradise Papers rocks world football

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition shines a spotlight on the recently-leaked Paradise Papers, and the question marks over club ownership that these papers have thrown up. We’ll also reflect on allegations of match fixing against Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis, CONCACAF’s …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner –  Increasing the betting value of international football

In an effort to eradicate mundane friendlies from international football, UEFA has announced that it plans on introducing a new international tournament called the Nations League. Should the tournament, which will run alongside Euro 2020 qualifiers elevate the levels of fan interest in international breaks as intended, it could also serve to heighten the value of international breaks as a …

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UEFA’s curtain raiser crowned ‘Super’ match on bettingexpert

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The UEFA Super Cup, labelled in some sporting quarters as a ‘glorified friendly’, surprisingly came out as August’s top match on bettingexpert. Held in Macedonia on 8 August, European football’s traditional curtain raiser beat off competition from Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester City at the Emirates and Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley bow against reigning champions Chelsea. 15% of tips on …

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Turner Broadcasting expands digital presence with new Champions League streaming service

US media owner Turner Broadcasting has announced that it will launch a new ‘standalone sports streaming service’ for US consumers in 2018. The Media group which operates CNN, TNT, TCM plus US sports channels NBA TV, Turner Sports and Nascar TV has recently agreed a $60 million content deal with UEFA for the rights to broadcast Champions League matches, beginning …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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Betfair launches Fairer Game campaign seeking female football coaching talent

Partnering up with Women in Football, Betfair has launched its ‘Fairer Game’ campaign this week, with the betting firm funding 50 female football coaches who will aim to gain their UEFA B licenses. The company has set itself the long-term goal of doubling the number of UK female football coaches with UEFA A licenses, which at present stands at 29 …

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