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PL chief insistent over 39th game

Scudamore reiterates stance on taking fixtures overseas

Last Updated: 05/03/09 8:54am

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Scudamore: Planning 39th game

Scudamore: Planning 39th game

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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has again insisted playing games on foreign soil 'will' happen.

"It's on the back-burner for a bit but playing games abroad will happen."
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The chief executive floated the idea of the '39th' game last year, which would have seen an additional set of fixtures added to the Premier League calendar with the games due to be played anywhere in the world.

The backlash to the plan meant the scheme was put on ice, but Scudamore has again confirmed that the issue is far from dead and the extra games will be brought in.

"It's on the back-burner for a bit but playing games abroad will happen, it's just a question of in which format," Scudamore told the Daily Mail.

Scudamore insisted the extra games would not be a pre-cursor to any European Super League.

He added: "The difference between this and the European Super League is that the European Super League isn't inevitable - that's the difference."

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