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18 Sep 2019
There is a general agreement that the Fifa World Cup is the biggest national soccer team tournament on earth. There is also no denying that the Uefa European Championships (Euro) is the second biggest national team competition in the world of soccer. So what, then, is the third biggest men’s national team tournament in world soccer?
13 Dec 2018
On the eve of the FIFA Club World Cup and amid discussions on the tournament's future, Sportcal’s head of football Ezechiel Abatan reveals main facts and figures and answers five key questions: 1. How does the FIFA Club World Cup work? 2. What is its commercial value? 3. Is the event profitable? 4. How much do participating teams make? 5. What are the plans for its future?
03 Nov 2017
Looking at the 2017 seasons of the five biggest Australian leagues, Sportcal analyses the competition between the codes to make the biggest impact on this lucrative sports market.
06 Oct 2017
Sportcal Insight’s ‘Featured bidding announcement’ focuses on the UEFA Champions League Final, after Madrid was awarded hosting rights to the competition in 2019.
13 Oct 2016
The year 2016 was a special year for the world of soccer, with the summer season playing host to two major continental soccer championships: Uefa Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenario.
14 Jul 2015
The Americas has proved to be this summer’s soccer destination, with three major tournaments (the Fifa Women’s World Cup, the Copa America and the Concacaf Gold Cup) taking place in the months of June and July. Over 1.3 million spectators attended matches at the Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada while the Copa America filled its stadium capacities to 83.6 per cent, again an unsurprising statistic in a historically soccer-mad continent like South America.
16 Sep 2014
Uefa Euro 2020 will have the highest cumulative capacity of any European soccer championships to date, irrespective of the final bid decision when it is made on 19 September. The recent tournament expansion, increased corporate provisions and larger venues promise to make Euro 2020 a revenue-generating behemoth to rival the Fifa World Cup. Last week, Sportcal reported the publication of an 84-page bid evaluation report by Uefa, profiling the 19 bids. Now, Sportcal looks further into the...
10 Jun 2014
The projected economic impact of the Fifa World Cup 2014 is estimated at $27.8 billion, according to the Brazilian government - but the actual impact will be largely dependent on the tournament taking place with finished and fully functioning venues, minimal social unrest and the anticipated number of overseas visitors arriving, giving Brazil the economic stimulus that it seeks. Over the last four editions, the Fifa World Cup has taken in four host continents and five host countries.
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