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FIFA Responds To Claims Of Influential Role In Forming European Super League

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday he is not interested in a European Super League amid reports that some elite clubs were in talks to set up a breakaway competition with the backing of the global soccer body.

In an interview published by German-language newspaper Aargauer Zeitung and other regional Swiss media, Infantino said FIFA was focused on the success of the revamped Club World Cup, which will feature 24 teams and be held for the first time in China in 2022.

Neymar’s PUMA Deal Is The Biggest In Sport, And His Signature Boot Is Pure Class

On the pitch, Neymar is one of the most skillful footballers of all time, the undisputed leader of five-time world champion Brazil and the talismanic figure of PSG’s run to the 2020 Champions League final. Off the pitch, Neymar is one of the most recognizable, influential and marketable individuals on the planet. Piece those two facets together and you begin to understand the enormous value of Neymar net worth 2021.  

Barcelona Instituting Another Round Of Pay Cuts Despite Player Objections

BARCELONA — Barcelona have formally begun the process to introduce a wage cut on players and staff, the La Liga club said on Wednesday, the latest move to mitigate the crippling effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its finances.

Barca announced a record loss of 97 million euros ($114.89 million) earlier this month and a 14% fall in revenue from the previous year, but said it was braced for far bigger reductions this season.

UEFA Wants To Pay Clubs Less For Champions League For Next 5 Years, Citing Covid-19 Pandemic

Champions League and Europa League prize money will be cut over the next five seasons as Europe's soccer governing body UEFA grapples with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Times has reported.

UEFA has informed its member associations that they lost 514 million pounds ($666.40 million) following the reduction in both television and sponsorship income after delays in the knockout stages last season, the report said.

Philadelphia Teen Signs With RB Salzburg, Breaks Transfer Record For Homegrown Player

The Philadelphia Union are transferring homegrown midfielder Brenden Aaronson to Austria's FC Red Bull Salzburg after the 2020 MLS season.

The team said the deal announced Friday includes a record transfer fee for a U.S.-based homegrown player — "close to $10 million," according to NBC Sports.

Here’s How Trump, Biden Are Spending On Ads During Soccer Matches

If you live in the United States, hopefully you’re quite aware of the fact there is a major election taking place across the country right now. If you live in a battleground state, there’s no doubt you’ve been subjected to an obscene amount of political ads from the presidential candidates from both major parties. As a soccer website, we were interested in how much the Trump and Biden campaigns are spending on ads during soccer games.

Here’s Just How Much Transfer Spending Has Declined Due To Covid-19

BERN — The amount of money spent on international transfers in the window which closed on Monday dropped by more than 30 percent compared to the corresponding period last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, global soccer body FIFA said in a report on Friday.

FIFA announced that a total of $3.92 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1 and Oct. 5 in the transfer window this year, compared to $5.8 billion a year ago.

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