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  1. FT Photo Diary

    June 18, 2014

    China's football academy

    Kevin Frayer/Getty Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Children watch the Rebel Cup

    Nacho Doce/Reuters Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The...

  1. FT Data

    January 21, 2014

    European football: the retreat of the club trained player

    By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent Should we praise European football clubs for creating an international...

  2. FT Data

    September 2, 2013

    Premier League transfer fees: not that important, actually

    by Roger Blitz, leisure industries correspondent Football’s frenzied summer transfer window ends late on Monday, with a...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 1, 2013

    The Weekender, June 1

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, and the week in a chart – this week:...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2013

    Gulf states' football proxy war heats up

    Real Madrid and Barcelona are known for their annual gladiatorial contest for Spanish football supremacy. Now the two clubs...

  5. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    Skiing the Gulf: Ras al-Khaimah revives mountain resort plan

    Dubai is renowned for its indoor ski-slope, boasting a black run for experienced skiers and a parcel of penguins for the...

  6. March 10, 2013

    Spain raises takeover barriers

    A fear that troubled Spanish companies could fall prey to opportunistic foreign takeovers has prompted Madrid to build new...

  7. March 6, 2013

    Soccer fans warm to Ruhr romantics

    John Maynard Keynes captured the internationalism of life before the first world war by writing about the freedom of a...

  8. March 4, 2013

    Football tackles financial frenzy

    Manchester United’s sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in June 2009 for a world record £80m was the apogee of what...

  9. March 4, 2013

    Manchester United 8 – Wharton 7

    Sport is global business with soccer arguably its biggest sector. Football clubs are listed on stock exchanges and their...

  10. January 25, 2013

    European football clubs

    Stability, thy name is football. Of the 20 European clubs in Deloitte’s 2011/12 ranking of the sport’s top names, released...

  11. January 24, 2013

    Spanish football tops earnings table

    Spain’s top football clubs have earned more than their English rivals for the fifth year running, according to research for...

  12. November 23, 2012

    Billionaires toy with the beautiful game

    No matter how rich we are, the camera becomes less flattering as we get older, and one picture of Roman Abramovich this week...

  13. August 6, 2012

    Glazers have done Manchester United a favour

    For the past seven years a significant proportion of Manchester United fans have campaigned against the Glazer family’s...

  14. June 4, 2012

    Ad woes leave Spanish TV offside

    For Spaniards living through a second recession in three years, reading about Real Madrid coach José Mourinho poking...

  15. June 1, 2012

    No way José

    At a lunch in Madrid recently of Spanish football insiders, the most authoritative of the bunch, a former player, remarked...

  16. May 8, 2012

    ACS’s net debt increases to €10.4bn

    Spanish construction group ACS is facing fresh doubts about its pledge to cut borrowings after its net debt rose to €10.4bn...

  17. April 9, 2012

    Divisions over ‘Eurovegas’ plan for Spain

    City rivalries in Spain, as any supporter of Real Madrid or Barcelona knows, are at their most bitter when played out on a...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2012

    London headlines

    * Singh under fire over new India scandal * Medvedev pushes to privatize lenders * Chevron’s Brazil license risks being...

  19. March 1, 2012

    Gartmore helps to lift Henderson profits

    Henderson’s underlying profits rose by close to 60 per cent last year, helped by fatter margins and nine months of...

  20. February 12, 2012

    Henderson lifts public profile after acquisitions

    A walk around the London headquarters of Henderson Global Investors of an evening is an unsettling prospect for the...

  21. January 27, 2012

    Football’s best managers

    Paul Sturrock sits in the overlit little manager’s office at Southend United Football Club. A flat-screen TV on the wall is...

  22. December 30, 2011

    Qatari owners lure top soccer coach to Paris

    A Qatari-funded plan to propel French football club Paris Saint-Germain into the elite ranks of European soccer accelerated...

  23. beyondbrics

    December 30, 2011

    Turkey: football meets the economy

    Life often imitates art, and more prosaically in Turkey, football imitates the economy. That’s the verdict of Renaissance...

  24. December 14, 2011

    Barça’s tactics for a successful turnround

    Goal: Management Ideas from the World of Football By Ferran Soriano Everyone should be a fan of Barcelona football club....

  25. December 12, 2011

    Sports Stars Media eyes Aim float

    A sports animation company with exclusive rights to the image of José Mourinho, the manager of Real Madrid, will float on...

  26. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2011

    Chelsea striker Anelka heads to China

    Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is moving to Shanghai to play in the Chinese Super League, the biggest name recruited to a...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2011

    Anelka heads east

    Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is following in the footsteps of Marlon Harewood and moving continents to play in the ...

  28. December 12, 2011

    Chelsea striker Anelka heads to China

    Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is moving to Shanghai to play in the Chinese Super League, the biggest name to play in a...

  29. December 8, 2011

    Uefa rejects investigation into Lyon win

    European football’s governing body said it has no evidence to warrant an investigation into a Champions League match which...

  30. October 4, 2011

    Football: Big two may kill off league system

    For many outside Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid’s current teams are among the finest in the history of the game. For some...

  31. MBA blog

    September 29, 2011

    A plane to Spain – the global study trip

    A few hours after I finished my last exam for the winter quarter, I packed my bags and headed off to Spain. This was not a...

  32. September 22, 2011

    Big clubs raise stakes in financial fair play

    With $2.06bn being spent by clubs in Europe during the transfer window that closed in August, there has been little sign...

  33. August 31, 2011

    Football clubs ‘ignore’ cost constraints

    The money spent by football clubs on players during the summer transfer window has comfortably outstripped last year’s total...

  34. August 27, 2011

    The List: Five highly paid stars of US sport

    The transfer this week of the Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o from Italian giants Inter Milan to the obscure but...

  35. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2011

    The weekender

    This week on beyondbrics: In Vietnam, being a Communist can lower your phone bills Why inflation can be a good thing in...

  36. beyondbrics

    August 10, 2011

    Real Madrid scores in China, but will sports fans open their wallets?

    Real Madrid returned from its pre-season tour of China on Monday with a 100 per cent winning record, 13 goals under its...

  37. beyondbrics

    August 5, 2011

    Indian cricket: heaps of money

    India’s cricketers have been deafened by howls of derision after their latest defeat by England in a four match Test series....

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2011

    When footballers become collateral

    Can someone please stop the world? We want to get off. Things are seemingly moving quickly from the ridiculous to the...

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