World Cup executive feels Premier League could stage games in the US | Premier League

A high-ranking US 2026 World Cup executive believes the Premier League could stage fixtures in the country, with the NFL – which stages games overseas – cited as a model.

Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, is bidding to host the 2026 World Cup final at the state’s MetLife Stadium home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, and hopes the plan to export English football’s elite competition will be revived.

In 2008 the plan of Richard Scudamore, the then Premier League chief executive, to take what was known as a “39th game” overseas met with fierce resistance and was…


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