France, the 1998 World Cup champion, may avoid higher-ranked soccer teams at next year’s tournament in Brazil after the sport’s governing body changed the way it organized today’s draw, irking some European squads.
Sergey Galitskiy took less than two decades to build OAO Magnit from scratch into Russia’s retail leader. With the wealth that’s brought him, the billionaire is training local kids to challenge the country’s soccer elite.
BT Group Plc, the phone company that wrestled TV rights to the two biggest contests in European soccer from British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, said that those contracts could position it to bid for more content.
TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Dido Harding said the British broadband provider lost users to BT Group Plc’s new sports channels at the start of this soccer season a few months ago.
The euro climbed for the first time in three days versus the dollar as European stocks rose. Emerging-market currencies weakened and gold fell on the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus and as a typhoon wreaked damage in the Philippines. U.S. shares rose to trade near a record.