Dutch FA Considers Structural Reform Infantino Wants Two More Africa Slots EPL Winter Break Talks Ongoing Football Notes FIFA Bans Ex-DFB President Niersbach Merrick Wants End To Salary Cap Fans Feel Left Behind In China Football Football Notes FA Names Allardyce England Manager Tracey Crouch: FA Must Reform
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SBD Global/October 17, 2012/International Football
Football Notes: Zimbabwe Bans 93 Players, Officials From Football
Published October 17, 2012
THE GUNNERS: Arsenal FC will return to China for a preseason game next summer after a "good run in this part of the world this year." Arsenal Chief Commercial Officer Tom Fox said, "We made a commitment in China and started with our partners to engage with the Chinese fans, as we have a very large social media community, which is growing fast ... we have promised fans we will be coming back" (SCMP, 10/17). Arsenal also has been named the Club of the Year for providing the best customer service to fans under a new awards scheme being run by the EPL and tourism board VisitEngland. Liverpool, Fulham and Man City "have also picked up gongs" in other categories in the VisitFootball awards (London DAILY MAIL, 10/16).