England's smallest soccer teams in line for big bailout

The lifeline is much smaller than the £250m that the English Football League, whose three divisions sit below the Premier League, had been seeking

11 October 2020 - 00:03

The English Premier League's preliminary discussions about a rescue package for England's smallest soccer teams have progressed, with officials sounding out team owners about a potential £80m (R1.3bn) lifeline, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The 48 clubs in the two lowest divisions would each be offered a share of the funds to help them continue to play throughout the season, much of it without fans...

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