• League Cup second round preview: 13 Premier League teams enter the fray
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    League Cup second round preview: 13 Premier League teams enter the fray

    The newly-named EFL Cup has already had one round of action but now the 13 Premier League teams arrive in the midweek knockout competition between all 92 of England’s professional teams. With 21 games on Tuesday and four on Wednesday we will see PL clubs go up against minnows from the lower leagues as managers shuffle their lineup and give squad players a game. [ LIVE: Follow League Cup scores here ]  Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton all enter at this stage with Antonio Conte‘s Blues hosting League One Bristol Rovers, Jurgen Klopp‘s boys heading to Championship side Burton Albion and Everton hosting League Two Yeovil Town. There are so many potential banana skins for PL clubs playing away from

  • Changes to Champions League format, payouts up for discussion on Thursday
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    Changes to Champions League format, payouts up for discussion on Thursday

    GENEVA (AP) The richest clubs and biggest leagues in Europe are set to tighten their grip on the Champions League’s future format and prize money this week. A deal being prepared by UEFA should end threats by some elite clubs to break away and form a closed European Super League before 2021. However, it could ensure that more guaranteed places in the 32-team group stage and bigger shares of billion-dollar prize money each season will go to teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus from the four highest-ranked national leagues. In the hours before the group-stage draw on Thursday, a series of meetings with clubs and UEFA executive committee members in Monaco is expected to agree changes to

  • It’s a new era for Nigerian football as Star Lager Beer partners NPFL
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    It’s a new era for Nigerian football as Star Lager Beer partners NPFL

    Star Lager Beer at an event on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). This announcement comes months after the League Management Company (LMC) (managers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)) announced a partnership with La Liga.