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How Barcelona, Real Madrid help El Clasico evolve into the world’s first $8 billion sporting event

Friday, October 26th, 2018

El Clasico is never just another match, of course, but Sunday’s El Clasico is the first $8 billion match in the history of sport. Sunday’s 177th league El Clasico features Real Madrid valued at $4.088 billion and Barcelona valued at $4.064 billion, good enough for the fourth- and third-most valuable sports franchises, respectively — behind only Manchester United and the Dallas Cowboys per Forbes’ 2018 valuations. No match in any sport has featured two clubs valued at a combined $8 billion, and unlike the recent state of the Cowboys and United, Barcelona and Real Madrid have continued to succeed in the field of play and in the financial arena.

Spanish ‘Clasico’ the top attraction in Europe this weekend

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

For the first time in more than a decade there will be a "clasico" between Barcelona and Real Madrid without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. The Spanish rivals meet Sunday at the Camp Nou Stadium with Messi out with a broken arm and Ronaldo far away in Italy playing for Juventus.

Mourinho isn’t entirely to blame for United’s problems, they’re much deeper than him

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The black clouds are closing in at Old Trafford and manager Jose Mourinho is copping the flak from all sides following Manchester United’s poor Premier League start. Since Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill’s departure in 2013, this a club that have placed financial results above on-field performances. You only need look at the other major sporting franchise the Glazer family owns – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – to see where Manchester United could be heading.

Spanish soccer league aims to break into the US market with landmark fixture

Friday, August 17th, 2018

As part of the agreement, La Liga plans to bring a regular season club match to the United States, the first to be played outside of Europe. The announcement comes off the back of a successful 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite the United States not taking part for the first time in 28 years. Looking ahead, La Liga will also look to capitalize on the recent awarding of the 2026 World Cup to Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

Revealed: the world’s top ten most valuable sports teams

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Forbes magazine has revealed their list of the world’s most valuable sports teams.Football plays a huge part in the rich list, with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all sitting in the top four.United, worth an astonishing £3.16 billion, are

Reports: Robert Kraft close to buying Spanish soccer team

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Given the rate at which NFL owners are making money, it’s little surprise they’re looking to expand their portfolios. Via soccerex.com, citing reports in the Spanish media, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is close to agreeing to a deal to buy Sevilla.