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Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights

The Premier League has agreed a major new deal for its TV rights in China, which could be worth up to $700m (£560m). The three-year contract with Chinese video streaming service PPTV is set to be the league’s biggest-ever overseas broadcast sale. If the reported value is confirmed, it would be worth ten times more than the league’s current China …

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Wayne Rooney Apologises for ‘Inappropriate’ Images and Behaviour

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has issued an apology after pictures emerged showing he had attended a wedding party the night after England beat Scotland at Wembley. Rooney’s statement offered a complete apology, according to a report from the Press Association and the Guardian: “Earlier today, Wayne spoke privately to both Gareth Southgate and Dan Ashworth to unreservedly …

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Avram Grant ordered to stay in the country and scout for local talent

The Ghana FA has ordered coach Avram Grant to stay in the country to scout for local strikers following the side’s unflattering campaign in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, state-owned Graphic Sports has reported.  The 61-year-old has come under fire due to the team’s disastrous start in the qualifiers after picking just a point from a possible six. The former Chelsea …

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WAFA appoint Danish trainer Klaus Rasmussen as new head coach

WAFA are reported to have appointed Danish trainer Klaus Rasmussen as new head coach ahead of the start of the season. Rasmussen replaces Dutch tactician John Killa who left the club before the end of last season for Indian side Bengaluru FC.  According to reports, the expatriate manager has already supervised the Sogakope-based side, guiding them to record a 4-1 …

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Bechem United secure partnership with Portuguese club Mirandela

MTN FA Cup Holders Bechem United have signed a partnership agreement with Portuguese third tier side, Mirandela. President of the club, Kingsley Owusu Achau brokered the deal which is expected to improve the quality of coaching among the technical team and transform the club ahead of participation in the CAF Confederation Cup. Bechem United will also have the opportunity to …

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Show Avram Grant the exit– Foh Amoaning

Ace broadcaster and lawyer, Moses Foh Amoaning has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to show ‘bad coach’ Avram Grant the exit. The team has failed to win in their last five matches played. After losing to Egypt by 2:0 in Alexandria on Sunday, the chances of the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia does …

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Rakuten to become Barcelona’s main shirt sponsor

Barcelona’s shirt sponsor from the 2017/18 season onwards will be Japanese commerce website Rakuten after agreeing a 60 million euro per season deal. Replacing Qatar Airways, the world’s third-largest retailer has been chosen over major rivals Amazon and China’s Alibaba, who were rumoured to be in the mix for the Blaugrana contract. Mundo Deportivo have confirmed that the deal was …

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge blames LaLiga for wage inflation

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has pointed the finger of blame for a worldwide increase in wages in the direction of Spanish football. As much as the wage structure in the Premier League is a concern for the German, he has also become worried by the massive money renewals that have recently been handed out by both Barcelona and Real …

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Daniel Prodan dies from a heart attack aged 44

Romanian centre-back Daniel Prodan passed away after suffering from a heart attack at the age of 44 on Wednesday. The defender played for Atletico Madrid for a season and a half, between 1996 and June of 1998. After a spell with the Rojiblancos, the player then moved on to Glasgow Rangers, before ending his career in Italy. Prodan featured for …

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