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English Clubs Drawing Largest Crowds For Champions League, Europa League Matches

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 23 / 17

A look into attendance figures from across Europe shows that English football fans "remain more committed than most when it comes to going to European fixtures," according to Alistair Tweedale of the London TELEGRAPH. Tottenham managed to sell more than 80,000 tickets for its Europa League match aga...

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