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Aspire Summit Sees New Deals Signed With ICSS, French Football Federation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 07 / 15

The ICSS and the Aspire Academy "renewed their partnership," while the French Football Federation made a pledge for a closer cooperation with its Qatari counterpart, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The partnership between the Aspire Academy and the ICCS "aims to strengthen and ...

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