Premier League

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.

5 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Manchester United's season unravelsThose who thought things couldn't get worse for Manchester United after last week's draw with Leicester City...

4 takeaways from Tuesday's Champions League action

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5 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Liverpool manage jet lag in measured winAfter an intense couple of weeks of international football, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp didn't...

Ronaldo reaches 5th World Cup, Portugal ends North Macedonia's hopes

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Portugal did what Italy couldn't do: beat North Macedonia for a place at the 2022 World Cup.A Selecao punched their ticket to Qatar with a straightforward 2-0 victory in Tuesday's playoff final, ensuring Cristiano Ronaldo will have at least...

African World Cup qualifiers: Senegal breaks Egyptian hearts again

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Africa's 10 best teams close out the region's final round of World Cup qualifying with Tuesday's second legs. Each matchup was finely poised following some tight opening fixtures. Below, theScore has the results that determine which five African nations...

African World Cup qualifiers: Algeria earns advantage, Egypt gets revenge

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Africa's 10 best teams opened the region's final round of World Cup qualifying Friday, with the first leg of each home-and-away tie closely contested. theScore has all the results heading into the second legs next Tuesday.DR Congo 1-1 MoroccoMorocco...

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Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is approaching its climax. The most exciting international window of the World Cup cycle is here, with a multitude of berths in this year's tournament to be decided over the next...

Preview, predictions for Champions League quarterfinals

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The draw for the quarterfinals of this season's Champions League is complete, and some mouthwatering matchups are on tap. Here's an early breakdown of each contest, along with predicted outcomes.Chelsea vs. Real Madrid First leg: April 6 at Stamford Bridge Second...

4 takeaways from Tuesday's Champions League action

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The Champions League last 16 comes to an end this week. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from Tuesday's games in Europe's premier club competition.Atletico of old gate-crash Old TraffordDiego Simeone knew his team had pulled off another...

5 thoughts from Saturday's Premier League action

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theScore examines the most important developments and discusses the biggest talking points from Saturday's busy slate of Premier League action.Brighton emerge as league's newest crisis clubPremier League strugglers Everton, Watford, Norwich City, and Leeds United can definitely relate to...

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