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SBD Global/June 17, 2013/International Football
Rupert Murdoch Plans Summer Football League For Europe's Top Teams
Published June 17, 2013
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DIFFICULT HISTORY: In London, Josie Ensor reported "the idea to start a European super league has previously been attempted with little success." Murdoch "has a history of trying to create new competitions in various sports." In the '90s, News Corp. "created its own rugby super league in Australia forcing the sport’s international governing body to partner to create the National Rugby League competition." In '11, Murdoch’s media group "made an unsuccessful attempt to take control of Formula One" (TELEGRAPH, 6/15).