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5 qualities sports agents must have

Every year, a new selection of players across different areas of the sport sector is introduced to the market as they seek to get their first professional deals, usually through agents.

Established sports men and women on their part are equally engaged with agents, as they seek to make career moves and negotiate new contracts.

Finding an agent however, is not always as easy as it should be.


Ricardo Rodriguez appointed Head Coach of Suphanburi FC

FIA Sports Management is pleased to announce that Ricardo Rodriguez has been appointed head coach of Toyota Thai League club Suphanburi FC.

The 41-year old Spaniard takes over the reigns having left his post with Bangkok Glass in December 2015.

Rodriguez is expected to create a new style of play for the club who have failed to live up to expectations that past past 14 months.


Ariel Rodriguez earns Costa Rica call-up for World Cup Qualifiers

Bangkok Glass FC’s in-form striker Ariel Rodriguez Araya has earned a re-call to the Costa Rican national team for the Caribbean nation’s double-header against Jamaica in FIFA World Cup qualifiers later this month.

Since arriving to Thailand from Deportivo Saprissa club in his native country in the close season, the 26-year-old Ariel has made a promising start to his life at the Leo Stadium, scoring three goals in as many Thai League matches.

“I’m very happy that I could perform well for Bangkok Glass FC, which led to me getting a recall to the Costa Rica team.”


Inside a transfer… from players, agents, managers and the media

You need to delve deep into the workings of the transfer window to appreciate the murky world that lies beneath the glossy surface.

While those excitable Sky Sports News presenters like to give he impression that the transfer scramble is a glamorous jamboree for all involved, a different perception prevails for those trying to do business in the transfer window.

Sunday World have spoken to some of the key figures who work on transfers, looking to shed some light on a lucrative period of business for all involved.


FC Barcelona reveal plans for a new Camp Nou

Camp Nou will become even bigger after FC Barcelona revealed plans to redevelop the famous stadium.

FC Barcelona revealed they have chosen the design for a new-look Camp Nou that will see capacity in the stadium increased to 105,000 spectators.

The Spanish giants have had plans for several years to redevelop the stadium, with the winning design finally chosen on Tuesday by the Espai Barca jury.

Nikken Sekkei and Pascual i Ausio Arquitectes’ design stood out from other competitors for “being open, elegant, serene, timeless Mediterranean and democratic”.

Capacity will be increased from 99,354 to 105,000 spectators, while every seat will be covered by a new roof that extends around the stadium.

The first tier of the stadium will be made steeper, while new screens and video scoreboards will be introduced.

Work on the new Camp Nou is scheduled to start in the 2017-2018 season and will be completed by the 2021-2022 campaign.

© 2016 SBS The World Game | This article first appeared on SBS The World Game on 9 March 2016.

 

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