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    Default Re: 2023 was my first Grand Slam tennis experience & will continue in 2024-25.

    Is this about football or money?

    "FIFA moved Wednesday toward ending decades of soccer tradition by reviewing the rules that currently block domestic league games being played in other countries.Fans are likely to object to their teams' home matches potentially being moved thousands of miles (kilometers) away.
    The United States and Saudi Arabia are expected to be willing hosts to lure competitive games from top European countries, and FIFA recently agreed to withdraw from an ongoing court case in New York filed by promoter Relevent to challenge the policy.
    The new FIFA policy will likely be attractive to the growing number of international owners of European clubs, including the wave of U.S. investors in the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1, and state-backed teams like Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City, Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and Saudi-owned Newcastle.
    FIFA is now creating a panel of 10-15 people representing soccer stakeholders to advise within months on amending the rules on so-called “out-of-territory” games. The rules were last amended in 2014."
    FIFA moves toward ending soccer tradition and letting league games be staged in other countries (spectrumnews1.com)

    So a Premier League game between Manchester City and Manchester United could be played in Dubai?
    Or Newcastle play against Arsenal in Riyadh?
    Coventry could play Burnley in Munich, innit?

    Follow the money, as usual. As for the fans -they will pay, won't they? Or just watch it on pay-per-view telly.



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    Default Re: 2023 was my first Grand Slam tennis experience & will continue in 2024-25.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    Is this about football or money?

    "FIFA moved Wednesday toward ending decades of soccer tradition by reviewing the rules that currently block domestic league games being played in other countries.Fans are likely to object to their teams' home matches potentially being moved thousands of miles (kilometers) away.
    The United States and Saudi Arabia are expected to be willing hosts to lure competitive games from top European countries, and FIFA recently agreed to withdraw from an ongoing court case in New York filed by promoter Relevent to challenge the policy.
    The new FIFA policy will likely be attractive to the growing number of international owners of European clubs, including the wave of U.S. investors in the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1, and state-backed teams like Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City, Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and Saudi-owned Newcastle.
    FIFA is now creating a panel of 10-15 people representing soccer stakeholders to advise within months on amending the rules on so-called “out-of-territory” games. The rules were last amended in 2014."
    FIFA moves toward ending soccer tradition and letting league games be staged in other countries (spectrumnews1.com)

    So a Premier League game between Manchester City and Manchester United could be played in Dubai?
    Or Newcastle play against Arsenal in Riyadh?
    Coventry could play Burnley in Munich, innit?

    Follow the money, as usual. As for the fans -they will pay, won't they? Or just watch it on pay-per-view telly.
    I just realized I put this in the wrong thread. Will move it now.



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