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Argentine FA Delays Decision On Superliga To July, Appoints Six-Person Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

Argentine FA execs once again delayed the creation of the Superliga as the assembly called a recess until July 11 and delegated to a commission of six members the task of renegotiating TV revenue with the national government, which owns the TV rights, according to LOS ANDES. Increasing revenue to re...

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