The Premier League are discussing having meaningful matches abroad, according to a report.
According to the report USA, China, India, Brazil and Indonesia have been identified as key markets where the Premier League are keen to bring in new supporters.
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The first step on the “roadmap” would be to have an enhanced pre-season tournament next summer in USA with a longer-term view of having competitive games played abroad.
Richard Scudamore proposed an extra round of matches – “the 39th game” – to be played abroad in 2008, but the proposal was scrapped with UEFA, FIFA and the FA all opposed to the idea.
However Scudamore said in August 2014: “It will happen at some point”.
Gary Neville has responded to the reported talks on Twitter.
He wrote: “They don’t learn this lot do they? Enough now, Regulator please ASAP to stop these grabs.”
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