They’ve got a ticket to ride and they don’t care

So, perhaps not surprisingly, national associations around the world have started to indicate their opposition to EPL games being played in their backyard (although some Gulf states are said to welcome it). It seems interesting that the EPL put this forward without consulting any of the relevant FAs. Incompetence or conspiracy? My legal question for the day is this: if FIFA attempted to impose sporting or other sanctions on the EPL for staging a game in another country, would this be an antitrust violation under EU law?

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Author: Stefan Szymanski

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