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Bayern Munich Agrees To Global Media Partnership With Goal.com

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

Bayern Munich "has agreed to a global media partnership with soccer site Goal.com that targets audiences in the United States and China in particular," according to HJ Mai of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The three-year agreement was announced on Monday. Rudolf Vidal, managing director of Bayern Munich LL...

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