Premier League: no plans to play away games or extend the season to 39 games | Football news


There are no plans to extend the Premier League season to 39 games and play away games, Sky Sports News has said.

The clubs are however discussing the possibility of hosting more competitive preseason matches at international level.

In 2008, proposals were put in place for a 39th game – an additional Premier League game that would be included in the overall standings, but would be staged abroad.

Although a number of top clubs have expressed support for the idea, with the potential to unlock new marketing and broadcast revenue internationally, the idea has been widely condemned by FIFA, the fan groups and most managers.

There might be room for more pre-season tournaments like the Premier League Asia Trophy – the last of which was in 2019

Some newspaper articles suggested on Monday that the game 39th proposal was now back on the agenda.

Corn Sky Sports News was informed that the proposals (which were discussed at the Premier League shareholders meeting last week, but which are still at a very early stage) aim to make preseason games more competitive, while at the same time potentially opening up new lucrative international markets.

Club leaders are looking at pre-season competitions such as the existing Asia Trophy, to see if there are possibilities for similar tournaments elsewhere, involving more Premier League clubs.


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