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Melbourne City Becomes First A-League Club To Sign FIFA Esports Player

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 16 / 17

A-League side Melbourne City player Tim Cahill's newest teammate, Marcus Gomes, will not "set foot" on a pitch but will instead represent the club at a different World Cup -- a world cup for video gamers, according to Anthony Colangelo of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Melbourne City "joined the growing...

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Cronulla Signs First Female Player

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Melbourne Cricket Ground Could Get Roof

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Nine's Grip On Cricket Slips

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WSL's Hawaii Office To Break Even By '19

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, Australia

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NRL Eels Set To Lose More Than $8M

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