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Ferdinand testimonial to be covered by BT Sport

UK pay-TV network BT Sport has agreed a deal to provide live coverage ex-England international Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match on 9th August, reports The friendly match, which will see Premier League champions Manchester United face La Liga outfit Sevilla at Old Trafford, has been organised in recognition of Ferdinand's 12-year spell as a United player.

The game will also be available online in as many as 170 countries after the game's organisers struck a deal with live streaming video specialists Streamworks. Online coverage will be available for free in the UK.

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