Episode: BTP Premium: Takeovers and Tournament Selections

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BTP Premium: Takeovers and Tournament Selections
As world football is rightfully distracted by Copa Centenario and EURO2016 big news continues to emerge from the Far East as selection events for the AFC Champions League, World Cup Qualification and new takeovers of European clubs continues with China as a big factor in each of these events. Joining Anto for a look into all these matters is Asian football correspondent John Duerden to examine the remaining field with some new players and stalwarts in the annual continental club tournament who could take control of what appears to be a wild open chase to resume this summer, a first take look at World Cup qualification where the favorites are clearly divided yet set up a ferocious battle for one playoff slot, and then we take a deeper dive into the ongoing takeover of Milanese football by new and emerging giants inside China. John Duerden gives us the view from Kuala Lumpur where both draws were held, and we consider the longer term view of what two Milan clubs could mean to China and what Serie A will need to do to expand its reach back into the Far East.

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