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Factsheet on Finance for the 2015-2018 period

Submitted by cipitio on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:11

A total budget of USD 2,153 million has been planned for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The financial responsibility is shared between FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC). FIFA pays directly to cover areas such as prize money, TV production, teams and match operations and the LOC is mainly responsible for the event logistics and operations side (e.g. local transportation, stadium operations and security). The budget for the Local organisation amounts to USD 700 million and is entirely financed by FIFA. More details on the budget items can be found on page 33 of the FIFAFinancial Report 2013.

FIFA has budgeted revenues of USD 5,000 million for the 2015-2018 period (as stated in the FIFA Financial Report available on FIFA.com). This total is made up of income from TV broadcasting rights of USD 2.7 billion and marketing rights of USD 2.3 billion. The income from marketing rights includes in particular revenue from the FIFA Partners, the FIFA World Cup Sponsors and the Regional Supporters. Marketing income is also made up of revenue from ticketing and hospitality rights.

For the 2015-2018 cycle FIFA has budgeted expenses of USD 4,900 million, whereof about 78% (USD 3,800 million) will be invested directly into football through development projects, competitions and football governance.

The budget for development projects for the period amounts to USD 900 million, whereas USD 2,639 million are planned to be spent for the organisation of FIFA competitions including the FIFA World Cup, but also youth, women's, futsal and beach soccer tournaments as well as other FIFA events.

LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan Determined to Go Out with a Big Bang

Submitted by cdemojica on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:17

by Carlos Mojica / Photo by Frank Chávez

When listing off Landon Donovan’s accomplishments in both international and MLS play, the list seems endless. Earlier this year, and just days after being left off of the USMNT World Cup roster, Donovan broke the MLS all-time record for goals scored with a brace in LA Galaxy’s 4-1 victory against Philadelphia.

Now, Donovan can add yet another item to his list of accolades. On October 4 of this year Donovan made his 19th assist of the season, a personal best and good enough to take him past Steve Ralston and make him the MLS all-time leader in assists.

While breaking records is nothing new for Landon Donovan, this season has a particularly nostalgic feeling to it. The reason for this is that Donovan announced he would retire from soccer at the end of the season, prompting soccer analysts and fans everywhere to take a retrospective look into his career and all that it has meant for the MLS and US Soccer.

U.S. WNT DEFEATS HAITI 6-0 AND CAPTURES GROUP A

Submitted by cipitio on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:20

USA Faces Group B Runner-Up on Oct. 24 at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania;
Semifinal Victory Books Automatic Spot to 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 20, 2014) - The U.S. Women's National Team is one victory away from booking its spot in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

USA all-time goal scoring leader Abby Wambach scored two goals and the United States soundly defeated Haiti 6-0 at RFK Stadium to earn first place in Group A and a top seed heading into the semifinals of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship. The U.S. will face the Group B runner-up on Friday, Oct. 24, at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Morgan Brian each scored a goal, and defender Meghan Klingenberg added her first international tally.

The top three teams in the CONCACAF Women's Championship earn automatic qualification to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, while the fourth-place team enters a two-leg playoff against South American third-place finisher Ecuador for the final berth.

The USA's semifinal opponent will be determined Tuesday with the conclusion of Group B play, and the U.S. WNT will take on the runner-up from that group. Costa Rica (2-0-0, 6 points) currently holds the top spot, followed by Mexico (1-1-0, 3 points) and Jamaica (1-1-0, 3 points). Martinique (0-0-2, 0 points) is in last place, but could not qualify for the semifinal stage anyway as it is not recognized as a FIFA country.

Trinidad & Tobago was the Group A runner-up, holding off Guatemala for a 2-1 win earlier Monday to conclude the group stage with a 2-1-0 record and six points. Trinidad & Tobago will face the Group B winner in the semifinals.

ESTADOS UNIDOS TERMINA LA FASE DE GRUPOS APLASTANDO 6-0 A HAITI

Submitted by cipitio on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:04

Estados Unidos se Enfrenta al Segundo Lugar del Grupo B en las Semifinales del Torneo el 24 de Octubre en PPL Park en Chester, Pensilvania; Una Victoria en Semifinales Asegura un Pase a la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (20 de octubre, 2014) - La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos está a una victoria de asegurar un puesto en la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015 en Canadá.

La líder de goleo Abby Wambach anotó dos goles y Estados Unidos derrotó de manera convincente a Haití 6-0 para quedar en primer lugar del Grupo A del Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF 2014. Estados Unidos se enfrentará al segundo lugar del Grupo B el viernes, 24 de octubre en PPL Park en Chester, Pensilvania.

Los mejores tres equipos del Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF avanzan automáticamente a la Copa Mundial Femenina 2015, mientras que el equipo que termina en cuarto lugar jugará contra una serie de repesca contra el tercer lugar de Sudamérica, Ecuador, por un lugar en el torneo.

El rival de Estados Unidos será determinado el martes al concluirse los partidos del Grupo B, y la Selección Femenina se enfrentará al segundo lugar de ése grupo. Costa Rica (2-0-0, 6 puntos) encabeza el Grupo B, seguido por México (1-1-0, 3 puntos) y Jamaica (1-1-0, 3 puntos). Martinica (0-0-2, 0 puntos) está en el último lugar, aunque de igual manera no puede clasificar a la etapa semifinal ya que no es país miembro de la FIFA.

Trinidad y Tobago terminó en el segundo puesto del Grupo A, venciendo a Guatemala 2-1 el lunes para cerrar la etapa de grupos con un registro 2-1-0 y seis puntos. Trinidad y Tobago se enfrentará al primer lugar del Grupo B en las semifinales.

Veron, presidente de Estudiantes

Submitted by Dario on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:40

por Dario Bardi

Siguiendo la linea de Michel Platini y Franz Beckenbauer, ex futbolistas y dirigentes de futbol, el argentino Juan Sebastian Veron se convirtio en nuevo presidente de Estudiantes de La Plata. Es el tercer caso en su pais donde ex jugadores llegan a ocupar el cargo maximo de una institucion. Los otros dos lejos estuvieron de ser exitosos, tanto en el plano deportivo como en el economico: Carlos Babington en Huracan y Daniel Passarella en River Plate.

La lista encabezada por Veron se quedo, aproximadamente, con el 70% de los votos. En la formula que finalizo en segundo lugar tambien figuraba un hombre historico del club platense, el ex jugador y entrenador Carlos Salvador Bilardo.

Actualmente, Estudiantes se encuentra en mitad de tabla en la liga argentina. En paralelo, debe definir ante Peñarol de Uruguay el pase a cuartos de final de la Copa Sudamericana.

Veron fue jugador de Estudiantes de La Plata y Boca Juniors en su pais. Ademas, tuvo una larga trayectoria en el futbol europeo, en equipos del calibre de Manchester United, Lazio y Parma.

Comisionado de NASL Bill Peterson Comenta Sobre Convocatoria De Miguel Ibarra A Selección De EE.UU

Submitted by cipitio on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:46

Antes del amistoso internacional del viernes de la selección nacional masculina de los Estados Unidos contra su similar de Ecuador en East Hartford, Connecticut, el Comisionado de la NASL (Liga Norteamérica de Fútbol) comento sobre la convocatoria de Miguel Ibarra del Minnesota United FC.

 

"Estamos muy contentos por Miguel y le deseamos lo mejor cuando compite por un lugar en la selección de Estados Unidos. Él es un gran jugador y una gran persona. Ha jugado muy bien esta temporada para Minnesota United FC, así que no estamos sorprendió que recibió el llamado a la convocatoria.”

 

"Miguel puede ser el primer jugador llamado desde la NASL de hoy (era moderna), pero no será la última. El nivel de competencia y la calidad de nuestros jugadores ya están en un nivel alto después de sólo tres años y medio. Se va a seguir mejorando, y verán muchas más convocatorias en el futuro.”

 

CONCACAF President shares reform roadmap and vision at Leaders

Submitted by cipitio on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:01
Webb sets the football agenda and contributes
with insights on key industry issues

London (Wednesday, October 8, 2014) – During an interview session today at theLeaders in Football conference, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb shared the formula of CONCACAF’s reform and the factors behind it, since taking office over two years ago.  From governance to development – as revealed through success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil -- the Confederation has drawn an effective roadmap for change.
 
“In the most challenging environment, we acted decisively to reform the Confederation while continuing to invest in our future,” shared Webb with the assembled audience.  “Immediately after taking office in May 2012, we initiated a roadmap to reform to enable the development of good governance structures, deliver a strategy for sustainable growth and provide the tools to support Member Associations.  It’s been a period of planning, building and dreaming on creating opportunities to grow football within CONCACAF.”
 
As part of the roadmap to reform, the new administration’s priority was to rectify all relevant internal matters, so that the Confederation could focus on developing, managing, and promoting the game.  Following CONCACAF’s independent investigative report, which was made public in April 2013, the mandate for openness and transparency was made a reality. 
 
Other noticeable reforms were highlighted by the equitable and inclusive participation of Member Associations on all levels of decision making, the optimization of resources to achieve greater efficiencies and the application of financial controls.  Each of those elements have contributed to the process of regaining the trust and confidence of partners, sponsors and stakeholders.  Compared to 2012, broadcasting, sponsorship and ticketing revenue increased by 405%.
 
“This is a new era for CONCACAF, a new chapter based on building a powerful structure of integrity, transparency and accountability to allow our region to grow,” added Webb.  “We have gained the trust required to attain the contribution that creates a strong organization like the one we are envisioning.”

James Rodriguez and Falcao lead Colombia roster for matches against El Salvador

Submitted by cipitio on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:19

NEW YORK (Saturday, October 4, 2014) -- Colombia national team coach Jose Pekerman announced the team’s roster for Colombia’s matches at Red Bull Arena against El Salvador on October 10 (8:00 p.m. ET) and against Canada four days later (9:15 p.m. ET).  The game on October 14 will be preceded by a match between Ecuador and El Salvador at 7 p.m. ET.

The roster features international stars such as James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Manchester United) and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina).


Colombia national team roster:


Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal/England), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Camilo Zúñiga (Napoli/ITaly), Pablo Armero (AC Milan/Italy), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan/Italy), Santiago Arias (PSV/Holland), Éder Álvarez Balanta (River Plate/Argentina), Pedro Franco
(Besiktas/Turkey) y Jeison Murillo (Granada/Spain)

Midfielders : James Rodríguez (Real Madrid/Spain), Abel Aguilar (Toulouse/France), Carlos Sánchez (Aston Villa/England), Fredy Guarín (Inter/Italy), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto/Portugal), Alexánder Mejía (Atlético Nacional/Colombia), Carlos Carbonero (Cesena/Italy), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina/Italy), Edwin Cardona (Atlético Nacional) y Yimmi Chará (Deportes Tolima)

Forwards: Jackson Martínez (Porto/Portugal), Falcao García (Manchester United/England), Teófilo Gutiérrez (River Plate/Argentina), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla/Spain), Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund/Germany).

Fuente: Relevent Sports / Photo: Jorge O. Martinez.

Combinado Nacional de El Salvador parte Miércoles a New York

Submitted by cipitio on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:16

[San Salvador, 7 de octubre de 2014] Un grupo de 13 jugadores convocados por el seleccionador nacional Albert Roca se presentó hoy al Complejo Deportivo de la Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol, para iniciar el trabajo previo a la disputa de los partidos amistosos del 10 y 14 de octubre ante Colombia y Ecuador, respectivamente, a jugarse en Estados Unidos.

La novedad en el entrenamiento fue la presencia del defensor del Atlético Marte, Francisco García, quien llegó para suplir la ausencia del aguilucho Henry Romero, afectado de su salud. Asimismo, la presencia de Jaime Alas marcó su retorno al equipo nacional, luego que desde principios de año no apareciera en los listados, después de haber jugado los amistosos ante Costa de Marfil y España.

Los jugadores hicieron doble turno en el corto período de tiempo disponible previo al viaje a Estados Unidos, ya que el 8 de octubre partirán por la mañana a suelo estadounidense.

Durante la sesión matutina, los jugadores realizaron trote suave y sesión de pesas en el gimnasio, actividad que no les tomó más de una hora. Por la tarde, el plantel de jugadores realizaría una sesión de trabajo técnico táctica, con énfasis en el control de pelota.

El seleccionador Albert Roca tuvo una charla con los jugadores a quienes explicó la manera de trabajo a seguir, así como de la importancia de la disputa de los dos juegos amistosos ante rivales cotizados de Suramérica, como lo son Colombia y Ecuador.

A su llegada a New York, la Selección Nacional recibirá en la concentración a ocho jugadores legionarios, con los que completará la nómina de 21 jugadores convocados para disputar los partidos amistosos.  Destaca el concurso del jugador Pablo Punyed, quien es llamado por primera vez al equipo nacional.

JUGADORES CONVOCADOS POR ALBERT ROCA

  JUGADOR EQUIPO
1 Derby Carrillo Santa Tecla F.C.
2 Henry Hernández I. Metapán
3 Milton Molina I. Metapán
4 Narciso Orellana I. Metapán
5 Marvin Monterrosa I. Metapán
6 Alexander Mendoza C.D. FAS
7 Nestor Renderos C.D. FAS
8 Jaime Alas C.D. FAS
9 Henry Romero C.D. Águila
10 Ibsen Castro C.D. Águila
11 Óscar Cerén C.D. Águila
12 José Santos Ortiz C.D. Dragón
13 Maykon Orellana Alianza F.C.
14 Eftraín Burgos Atlanta Silverbacks
15 Andrés Flores New York Cosmos
16 Pablo Battuto Punyed Stjaman
17 Alexander Larín C.S. Herediano
18 Kevin Santamaría C.S.D. Municipal
19 José Arturo Álvarez Videotón F.C.
20 Rafael Burgos Minnesota United
21 Richard Menjivar San Antonio Scorpions

 

 Fuente: FESFUT / Photo: Jorge O. Martinez/CentroDeportivo.com

CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014: Official Rosters

Submitted by cipitio on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:45
Competition to Kickoff October 15 in Kansas City
Final Scheduled for October 26 in Philadelphia

 
Miami (Wednesday, October 8, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today officially announced the final rosters for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship USA 2014, to be disputed fromOctober 15-26 of this year.
 
Eight teams will compete in the Championship, to be played in four cities in the United States. Group A is set to contain the host United States, along with Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti. Group B was drawn with Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, and Martinique – all listed in order of group position.
 
Each of the eight competing nations selected 20 women for its final roster. The rosters can be found below and at CONCACAF.com.
 
The tournament begins at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 15, with the first two matches of Group A – Guatemala versus Haiti and the United States against Trinidad and Tobago. Group B kicks off in Kansas City one day later on October 16, when Jamaica plays Martinique, followed by Costa Rica against Mexico.

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