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SBD Global/November 8, 2013/International Football

Football Notes: New Caribbean Football League Expected To Launch September 2015

The Caribbean Football Trust Ltd. said on Wednesday that a professional Caribbean football league, dubbed Major League Football, is expected to launch in Sept. '15 "with the aim of developing young players and growing the game in the region." The CFTL said that "the league would feature 20 teams" competing for $3M in prize money, with that figure set to rise to $5M after the first three years (REUTERS, 11/7). ... A new report by the Association of European Professional Football Leagues has proved that "Scotland's top division has the ninth-highest attendances in Europe over the past five seasons." Crowds in what is now called the Premiership "have dipped by over eight per cent in that period to an average of 10,021 now compared with 15,537" in '08 (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 11/7). ... Bom Senso, "the Brazilian player movement attempting to bring fundamental changes to the country's football calendar," has criticized the Brazilian Football Confederation's (CBF) lack of interest to date. The group "has protested against the number of games players are forced to play during the year as well as having to dispute matches on designated FIFA dates," when int'l games take place (XINHUA, 11/7).
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