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Dazn’s Sports Streaming Platform Goes Live In Brazil

DAZN has launched its live and on-demand streaming service in Brazil, extending its reach to nine markets across four continents.
The service will give sports fans in Brazil access to premium domestic and international football competitions including; CONMEBOL Sudamericana, Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, Serie A TIM, Serie BKT ...

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Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL in limbo due to their deal with Nike

FC Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL is in the balance due to a stumbling block related to the Spanish club's record $174m-per-year sponsorship deal with Nike.

The NWSL currently has a league-wide partnership with Nike which would be perfect for the Catalan giants except for the fact it ends at the end of this year.

If ...

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The Sports Science behind the rise of Ajax captain Matthjas de Ligt.

Ajax captain Matthjas de Ligt was made to excel in the Champions League, but how has he managed to make that break through at such a young age.

It helps that the 19-year-old is at a club whose aim is to develop their promising youngsters into players who can perform in Europe’s premier club competition.

The key stage for ...

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Top Ten Takeaways From The Football Innovation Summit 2019

Wales FA Head of Performance Tony Strudwick spoke about structure, culture, systems being important when it comes to building a successful organisation, but he highlighted creating the right learning environment - one that is challenging and supportive - as being the key factor. Using the example ...

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Youth Development in Germany playing catch up with World Cup semi-finalists England and Belgium

In the past month Borussia Dortmund technical director Michael Zorc and Germany FA director of national teams and academy Oliver Bierhoff have spoken out about youth development in Germany falling behind their rivals.

English academies received a big thumbs up from Zorc, who believes England now produce better young players ...

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The development of young football stars in India is getting the Premier League treatment

The Football Innovation Summit constantly aims to update football professionals about the progress and opportunities being made in talent development programs across the globe.

We have already highlighted the partnership between the MLS and French Football Federation in regard to coaching young players in North America, ...

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Tony Strudwick discusses the links between Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and dominant teams like New England Patriots, Golden State Warriors and Barcelona.

IT is one thing to have success in sport, but it is another thing to build a dynasty.

Sports Innovation Group’s caught up with Wales head of performance Tony Strudwick ahead of the Football Innovation Summit 2019, taking place in London on the 1 -2 April is someone who should know as his ten years at Manchester United ov ...

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EFL playing a key role in the development of young players

LAST month's EFL Youth Development Week highlighted the work being done by clubs outside the Premier League in providing opportunities for young players.

Just how significant that work has been was shown last summer when an England squad full of players who had made their debuts in the Football League made it all the way to t ...

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MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka on the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution.

In the final part of our interview with MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka, he talks about the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution.

FRED LIPKA hopes Alphonso Davies and not Christian Pulisic will be the example young North American footballers follow.

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Le Havre technical director Michael Bunel reveals the philosophy behind the development of players like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet.

LE HAVRE technical director Michael Bunel is rightly proud of the achievements of the club's 'famous Academy'.

He puts their success with nurturing talents like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet down to one thing that separates good players from the top players - football intelligence.
Bunel is set to share so ...

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The key to producing adaptable footballers is to first make coaches adaptable

In part two (of three) of our interview with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he speaks about adaptable coaches and the challenges of working in a country where football is not the dominant sport. ...

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MLS Technical Director Fred Lipka talks about the evolution of youth development in France and its influence on a quiet football revolution in North America.

IN the first of a three-part series with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he talks about how the Elite Formation Coaching Licensee for MLS coaches will help North America produce elite-level footballers.

Fred Lipka is a football frontiersman mapping a pathway for developing world class players in Nort ...

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The Evolution of Talent Identification in Football

In this era of eight figure contracts, player recruitment is a high stakes game. Keen global interest and accelerating competitiveness in sport has led to football clubs scouting the world for the best players with the greatest potential. Accurately assessing the potential of young developing players is key to long term success ...

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