As Gareth Southgate’s England team crash out of the World Cup – football isn’t coming home after all. It turned out that playing a team who could actually play football was a step too far for Southgate’s brave young band of multi-millionaires.
According to the Centre for Retail Research, every England goal is worth an extra £200 million to the economy. Own goals also have a costly impact. A recent David Cameron own goal cost the UK an estimated £50Billion.
Federer’s Uniqlo deal marks the end of 20 years of Nike sponsorship – and caused Nike’s share price to drop by 1.7 per cent (over a billion dollars). There hasn’t been a more expensive announcement since the day Boris came out on the side of Vote Leave.