The Week in Soccer Business: July 29, 2011

A weekly compilation of interesting soccer related business news.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 declared ‘financial success’ – July 22nd

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ has proved exceptionally successful from a financial point of view, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced following publication of provisional results from the tournament.

Based on current income and expenditure forecasts, the LOC anticipates a surplus before taxes of €10.6 million, although the figure is subject to change depending on a final audit and cash flow evaluations. Corporation and municipal business taxes due to the German authorities come to approximately €3 million, leaving a net surplus of some €7.6 million.

Full Article >> FIFA.com

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The Women’s World Cup 2011 Final: USA vs Japan

It has been refreshing to watch the Women’s World Cup after a year of what seemed like incessant diving, media spats and general cynicism in the Men’s leagues.  In honor of that the highlights from Sunday’s WWC Final featuring the solid US Ladies and the surprise-package Japanese Women.

Well done Japan.  Here’s to you ladies, it’s nice to see people playing for the love of the game.

The Women’s World Cup 2011 Final: USA vs Japan