Previous
Everton
Arsenal
2
5
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
4
1
FT
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid
0
1
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
Eibar
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Udinese
Juventus
1
2
LIVE 47'
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
Minnesota United FC
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Dallas
LA Galaxy
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur
LiverpoolLiverpool
4
1
FT
Game Details
 By PA Sport

Premier League announces AFC link-up

The Premier League has strengthened its links with its most important overseas market by signing a cooperation agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Wayne Rooney headed in to make it 2-0 to United at West Brom.
More than half of the 804 million homes across the world which have access to Premier League games are in Asia and the Middle East.

More than half of the 804 million homes across the world which have access to Premier League games are in Asia and the Middle East, with an average weekly audience of up to 30 million people and huge social media engagement.

The new agreement was signed by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and AFC president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.

It will see the league continue to operate its Premier Skills coaching programme in AFC countries, while the two bodies set up joint marketing initiatives involving their member clubs.

The AFC will provide support for the Premier League and its clubs in their promotion and marketing activity in Asia, while partnership programmes between professional clubs will be encouraged.

Scudamore said: “If you look at the numbers, the amount of countries the Asian confederation encompasses, the sheer physical geography, the population and the number of fans, then clearly it is hugely significant.

“The strategic aims of the Premier League probably looks more to Asia than anywhere else which is why mutual cooperation is very important. We also like to be good football citizens and this mutual cooperation is good football citizenship.”

Sheikh Salman added: “The whole of Asia is following the clubs in England and the Premier League is a top priority for us, which is why we wanted to establish this relationship.”

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.