The departure of Reinier, who has been capped by Brazil up to under-23 level, is likely to anger his former coach. Jorge Jesus recently told Portuguese TV that “a player like [Reinier] can’t be sold for €30m. Flamengo doesn’t know how to value its brand.” … [Read more...] about Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier Jesus for reported £25.6m fee
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As the New York Times reported in February, Greek side Olympiacos have won their league in 19 of the last 21 seasons, including every year since 2010. Over the past five years, they have received more than $125 million from their Champions League appearances, an amount none of their domestic rivals can hope to compete with, perpetuating Olympiacos' cycle of dominance. … [Read more...] about Boring Bundesliga: what can be done about Bayern Munich’s dominance?
La Liga, like the Premier League, is in competition for global eyeballs. It wants to grow its audience around the globe and get them to spend more time watching Spanish football year on year. Hence the new TV station launching in the UK one year after the collapse of Eleven Sports. As an administrator, however, Tebas has other concerns; the one that plagues him most being the proliferation of football competitions, the most problematic of those being Fifa’s expanded Club World Cup, a 24-team competition set to be held in China in the summer of 2021. … [Read more...] about La Liga president criticises Fifa and says richest clubs are ‘danger’ to game
Goals from Asisat Oshoala and England forward Toni Duggan ensured victory for Barcelona, who closed the gap on Atlético to three points. And the atmosphere was “amazing”, Redondo says. “It was quite surreal, too, how natural it felt. At points I was questioning whether it was really happening and then at other points, when we were all excited about whatever was happening on the pitch, I forgot it was even a big thing. The usual crowd and supporter groups were there, with the same chants and singing.” … [Read more...] about Wanda Metropolitano’s record crowd shows English football the way