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Screams for GLT echo at the Euro 2012.

One thing rather remarkable at the UEFA Euro 2012 Championship hosted by Poland and Ukraine that no one is writing about is that, for the most part, the quality of refereeing at this premier tournament is excellent.  Sure, there were some questionable refereeing decisions such as those that were made during the opener and which we wrote about but they did not negatively impact the game results. Unfortunately, like other major tournaments including FIFA World Cup, the one thing that the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament could not escape -- and very much to the head of UEFA Michel Platini's chagrin -- was the goal line technology controversy.

 

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Euro 2012 begins with refereeing controversy!

The year’s biggest soccer tournament -- Euro 2012 – has just got under way. We, of course, anticipated that the tournament would provide a fertile ground for interesting articles about the game and, obviously, refereeing. But we did not suspect that we would be so quickly confronted with controversial refereeing decisions. Well, in the opening game of the tournament between the host nation Poland and 2004 Euro Champions Greece, Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo was the center of controversy.

 

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Balance sheets of top clubs in Europe continue to deteriorate despite five years of record income growth!

In this blog, we are highlighting some of the most important conclusions and numbers from the fourth edition of the Club Licensing Benchmarking Report for the fiscal year 2010 that was most recently published by the UEFA. The report provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of financial matters of the top division European Clubs. The information included in the report was received directly from the clubs and their national associations. Here are the highlights:

 

Revenues/Income: according to the report, the income of the 734 European top division clubs totaled €12.8 billion.  The average income growth per year over the last five years was 9.1%.  This meant that incomes of top soccer clubs in Europe far outpaced the growth of the European economies which, in stark contrast, grew only 0.2% on average.  The average revenue of English clubs was €134 million.  The biggest contributor to the rising incomes/revenues of top division clubs have been broadcasting deals, which have grown at annual rate of 12.4%.

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