Scudamore: 39th game still possible

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The Premier League's controversial '39th round' proposal could be resurrected at some stage in the future, according to chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Plans to host an overseas round of matches in five cities across the world from 2011 were originally unveiled in February but were scrapped after receiving a widespread hostile reception.

On Tuesday, however, Scudamore revealed the proposal was by no means dead in the water. "It is still there, being discussed and considered with the clubs," he said.

"We believe there is a future for clubs playing matches abroad. Audiences abroad are very sophisticated and know a lot about our clubs.

"Will it come back in the same form? It's unlikely but perhaps in a different form."

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