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​Man City the prize for live fantasy football app

Manchester City have signed a regional partnership deal with live fantasy football app Ballr, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

The agreement, which will exclusively cover China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, will see Ballr's app offer competition prizes which include trips to the club's Etihad Stadium, and the chance to meet the first-team squad.

Ballr, which will launch in October 2016, is a free gaming platform for fans to connect and compete against each other during real-time sporting events for the chance to win prizes.

"This new partnership is an exciting opportunity to engage with Manchester City fans in the digital sphere, and to offer them further opportunities to connect with the club," said City Football Group's senior vice president of partnerships, Damien Willoughby.

"Manchester City is committed to enhancing the fan experience and bringing supporters together. Ballr shares these values with us, and we look forward to building this partnership."

Ian Ferris
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