FIFA also wants biennial euros


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The two biggest international football tournaments could both double in frequency if FIFA successfully institutes biennial World Cups.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told Italian station Radio Anch’io that the Euro “Would also take place every two years” if the World Cup doubles in frequency.

Currently, the two tournaments are held once every four years and are scheduled not to overlap. If everyone stuck to their calendar of even years, they would take place in the same year.

  • A biennial World Cup could create a $ 4.4 billion of FIFA’s income over the first four-year cycle, according to a Nielsen study.
  • A separate study, commissioned by the domestic leagues, found that UEFA and these leagues would collectively lose $ 9 billion of the FIFA plan.

Mass opposition

UEFA, CONCACAF, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the European Club Association and Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted have all spoken out against the proposal.

However, Infantino told reporters in December that he believed the idea had majority support among FIFA members.

The question could come before a vote at the FIFA congress in Doha on March 31, but Infantino has not yet made a commitment.

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani has launched a compromise which would add additional world tournaments instead of World Cups, such as a revised Confederations Cup – a tournament organized by FIFA that ran from 2001 to 2017.

ONE Championship / Design: Alex Brooks

Group ONE Holdings, the parent company of the ONE Championship martial arts platform, has raised $ 150 million in a round table.

ONE, a Singapore-based sports media property and mixed martial arts promoter, reportedly intends to use the money to continue expanding the league outside of Asia.

The tour was led by Guggenheim Investments, which is part of Guggenheim Partners, and the Qatar Investment Authority, the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The announcement was made on December 22.

A championship would now be worth it over a billion dollars.

Growth plan

Group ONE Holdings, which also includes the ONE Esports gaming network, is already a major force on the international sports scene.

  • It already broadcasts in more than 150 countries.
  • In June 2021, Nielsen ranked ONE Championship in the top 10 for global sports properties using engagement and audience metrics.
  • ONE Championship recorded “record” revenues in 2021, according to Hua Fung Teh, president of the ONE group.

The new injection of funds should help it to develop.

The organization would like to introduce ONE Championship to the US market, where it will likely compete with UFC.

The group will also use the funds to create new content. ONE Championship recently announced that its reality TV show, titled “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” will air on Netflix this quarter, although it is not available in the United States.

Mercedes-Benz / Design: Alex Brooks

Daimler AG, the parent company of German luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz, brought in experts from its Formula 1 team to produce an electric prototype to compete with Tesla.

the Vision EQXX, which debuted at CES 2022, can travel over 621 miles on a single charge and has a smaller battery than Mercedes-Benz’s flagship electric vehicle, the EQS.

Daimler Mercedes-Benz F1 team offers a collection of engineers specializing in electrified powertrains and working at a rapid pace, developing the prototype in just 18 months.

Mercedes-Benz will integrate the prototype’s battery technology into the company’s compact cars from 2024, putting the expertise of its F1 team to good use for a large consumer project.

The Stuttgart-based company isn’t the only luxury automaker using F1 to develop new vehicles.

  • Aston Martin announced in September plans to build F1’s first ‘smart’ facility in Silverstone, England, which will cost between $ 207 million and $ 276 million.
  • the 400,000 square feet The campus will house the entire Aston Martin manufacturing system and will also have an F1 simulator.

More of the same

Daimler generated $ 45.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2021, compared to $ 45.5 billion for the same period the previous year. The stagnant results were made worse by 578,000 units sold during the quarter, down from 773,000 units sold in the third quarter of 2020.

The lukewarm quarter of the automaker is the product of the continuing semiconductor shortage and supply chain constraints plaguing tech industries around the world.

Zwift / Design: Alex Brooks

Zwift online fitness training platform expands its presence in the competitive home fitness market with the release of a smart bike and home trainer.

the Zwift wheel and Zwift ride, which sell for approximately $ 1,214 and $ 2,294, respectively, are the result of a recent customer survey developed in conjunction with market research firm Toluna.

The company is also teaming up with LG to develop a 55-inch curved floor-to-ceiling display that will bring the outdoor driving experience to life for indoor users.

The new pieces of equipment are expected to launch this summer and will increase Zwift’s position in a home fitness market that is expected to reach $ 11 billion by 2027.

  • Zwift, for cyclists, runners and triathletes, has created over 3 million accounts in 190 countries
  • For $ 15 per month, the app lets users interact, train, and compete with each other by pairing a smart bike or treadmill with the platform.

Past and future

In September 2020, Zwift raised $ 450 million in a Series C led by New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co. The Tour – which valued Zwift at over a billion dollars – also included UK investment firm Permira, Zone 5 Ventures and Amazon Alexa Fund.

Zwift announced in June a four-year partnership with the Women’s Tour de France, starting with the inaugural competition set to begin on July 24, 2022.

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