ZURICH - Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday. D.J. Hayden Jersey .Castrol, Continental and Johnson & Johnson all let their World Cup commercial deals expire in December amid widespread allegations of corruption implicating FIFA executive committee members.The companies were among eight second-tier FIFA partners who collectively paid $524 million to be associated with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which earned more than $4 billion for the governing body.The 2018 tournament is expected to earn at least $5 billion with improved broadcasting deals, and a new FIFA marketing strategy to include more sponsors.Though sponsors have been urged to speak out against claims of corruption and FIFAs unwillingness to reform, none of the three departing backers voiced public criticism.In a statement on Friday, FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said their leaving was normal.Rotations at the end of a sponsorship cycle are commonplace in the sports industry, Weil said. It is natural that as brands strategies evolve they reassess their sponsorship properties.Five of FIFAs top 14 commercial partners have left in the past six months. Top-tier sponsors Sony and Emirates declined to renew for a two-tournament deal also covering the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.It is widely expected that Samsung and Qatar Airways will step in as replacements. Russian energy company Gazprom has also signed a top-tier deal.Weil cites advanced negotiations with potential partners for the 2018 World Cup, where FIFA intends having more sponsors than in 2014.FIFA plans for 20 third-tier sponsors on regional deals worldwide instead of eight national sponsors in the host country.Of the eight second-tier sponsors, Budweiser and McDonalds already renewed for 2018.Sponsor deals cover a four-year cycle of tournaments, and would typically include the Womens World Cup kicking off in June in Canada.Still, FIFA has not committed to a timetable to confirm new contracts.We expect interest to grow even more as the Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 World Cup draw closer, Weil said. Nevin Lawson Jersey . Obasi chested the ball past one defender, prodded it past another and then rounded the keeper before scoring from a tight angle in the 16th minute. Seconds after the restart, Obasi set up Klaas Jan Huntelaar for the Dutchmans 11th goal from 13 games this season. Ameer Abdullah Jersey . As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their main training camp Sunday, Kuale is one of the newcomers brought in to bolster a sagging defence that ranked overall where the Bombers finished 2013, in the CFL cellar with a league high 585 points against. http://www.lionsfanspro.com/Black-Eric-Ebron-Lions-Jersey.html?cat=869 . LOUIS -- St.The Nashville Predators have traded forward David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and a third-round draft pick. Legwand, 33, has appeared in 62 games with the Predators this season, scoring 10 goals and 30 assists. In the final year of a six-year, $27 million deal ($4.5 million AAV), he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Legwand was selected second overall at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Predators and has spent his entire 16-year NHL career in Nashville. In 956 career games with the Predators, Legwand has scored 210 goals and added 356 assists. Eavves, 29, has scored two goals and three assists in 25 games with the Red Wings this season. Miles Killebrew Jersey. Originally selected 29th overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Eaves has scored 74 goals and 72 assists in 439 career games with the Senators, Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes. Eaves is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed prior to the 2011-12 season worth an average annual value of $1.2 million. Jarnkrok was selected in the second round (51st overall) by the Red Wings at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In 53 games with the American Hockey Leagues Grand Rapids Griffins, Jarnkrok has scored 13 goals and 23 assists. Wholesale Jerseys 2020Discount NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys StoreCheap Jerseys WholesaleWholesale Jerseys 2020Wholesale Jerseys Free ShippingCheap Jerseys 2019 ' ' '