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The competition was founded as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. The deal was worth around £1 billion a year domestically as of 2013–14, with Sky and BT Group securing the domestic rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively. The league is a corporation in which the member clubs act as shareholders, and generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights.Clubs were apportioned central payment revenues of £2.4 billion in 2016–17, with a further £343 million in solidarity payments to English Football League (EFL) clubs.

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World Cup roundup, Day 5: History for Ronaldo, Brazil enters the fray

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World Cup roundup, Day 4: Mixed fortunes for giants, Canada can be proud

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World Cup roundup, Day 2: England roars, USMNT runs out of steam

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How Denmark survived crisis to earn outside chance of winning World Cup

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Martin Braithwaite viewed life differently from that moment. When Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch, he was one of the first players to call for medics and then helped form a circle around the motionless midfielder with his teammates.At...

Argentina has Messi – but is that enough to be a World Cup contender?

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Alexis Mac Allister is familiar with the script. We all are."We've got the best player in the world; that's the only advantage we've got," the Argentina midfielder joked to theScore.Naturally, Lionel Messi will dominate the Albiceleste's journey through the...

People who will define the 2022 World Cup

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The World Cup is finally here - but not without its share of controversy and backlash. Here, theScore looks at the people who, for better or worse, will have the greatest impact on the tournament in Qatar.Gianni InfantinoAs human...

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With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar opening Sunday, a collection of theScore's footy editors are breaking out the crystal balls and offering up some predictions for the tournament.Most excited about ... DeFodi Images / DeFodi Images / GettyMichael...

World Cup Power Rankings: How do all 32 teams measure up?

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With the World Cup kicking off later this week, we're sizing up the field. Taking squad lists, player fitness, and other intangibles into the equation, here's how we think all 32 teams stack up heading into the competition.1. Brazil...

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