This phrase can be heard among Arabic speaking people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when their football (soccer) team scores a goal. However, the 2012 founding of the Emirates American Football League (EAFL) along with changes in athletic interests that include the National Football League (NFL) could change this.
Recognizing the increasing relevance of American football globally and in the UAE, I wrote a chapter about the EAFL in the 2017 book The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business profiling its social media strategy. Titled “Arabian Gulf Game Plan: The social media marketing strategy of the Emirates American Football League,” the chapter:
- Explores the origins of the EAFL.
- Looks ahead to the future of the league and American football in UAE.
- Shares the league’s social media strategy as a means of marketing while creating a community of fans, players and their families.
The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business. The book offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media, and the law.
Including authors from more than twenty countries this handbook addresses the most important issues in the world of sport business from a global perspective. Each chapter examines a particular cross-section of business and sport, encompassing all levels from grassroots to professional and elite. Divided into seven major subject areas, it offers insights from experts on:
- International Sport Business Strategy.
- Sport Marketing.
- Sport Economics and Finance.
- International Sport Law.
- Sport Media and Communication.
- Sport Tourism.
- Sport Development.
The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business.