Newly-elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad has given his backing to a mooted Moroccan bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, stating the country is a “stronghold” of the world game. This among others makes our headlines for sports business news over the past one week.
Goodell dismisses late Oakland attempt to retain Raiders
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected a last-ditch attempt by Oakland to prevent the Raiders American football franchise from moving to Las Vegas.
CAF president throws his weight behind Moroccan bid for 2026 World Cup
Newly-elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad has given his backing to a mooted Moroccan bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, stating the country is a “stronghold” of the world game.
Matchroom unites basketball and netball for new all-star events
Sports promotional company Matchroom Sport has joined forces with England Netball and the British Basketball League (BBL) to launch new all-star events that will be held over one weekend at The O2 arena in London.
Oakland Raiders given green light for Vegas move
The Oakland Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas has been approved by NFL American football franchise owners.
Western Force hits out at reports of Super Rugby demise
Super Rugby franchise Western Force on Monday hit out at multiple reports suggesting it will be the Australian team cut as a result of a reduction in size of the southern hemisphere rugby union tournament.
Fifa completes internal investigation into corruption allegations
Fifa, football’s global governing body, has completed a 22-month investigation into suspected bribery and corruption within the game.
Fifa proposes new playoff tournament, slot allocation revealed
Fifa has outlined plans for a new six-team playoff tournament to be held as a qualification event ahead of the 2026 World Cup, as football’s global governing body detailed the proposed slot allocation for the expanded version of its showcase national team competition.
ITF unveils Transition Tour as part of major reform of entry level tennis
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday unveiled a major restructuring of the sport at its entry level that will lead to the creation of a new global Transition Tour in 2019.
EPFL brokers data deal for European leagues
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has teamed up with data providers Perform Group, Sportradar and Genius Sports for a new agreement that will encompass eight leagues across the continent.
RLIF to launch Nines World Cup
The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has announced plans to introduce a nine-a-side World Cup tournament in 2019, while Sydney will host the Emerging Nations World Championship.