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CONCACAF president Webb backs Premier League in the US

The president of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF, believes holding Premier League games in North America would be a success.

Jeffrey Webb, CONCACAF's chief, waded into the debate regarding England's top flight holding a 39th league fixture abroad in destinations such as Asia, India, South Africa, Canada and the USA.

He told the Leaders in Sport conference in London that he would love to see the Premier League brought to the US, suggesting it would be a major positive for all parties involved.

"I think it will bode well for the future - the game will grow," said Webb.

"The US market is a great market, not only for the English Premier League but other leagues as well. I believe this is going to be a great promotion for the game. It's a win-win situation."

The US and Canada has had great success with friendlies involving European clubs in the past and Webb is of the belief that staging games of higher importance would be no different.

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