Scottish Premiership announces 15-year deal to play matches in Afghanistan

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The Scottish Premiership has struck a 15-year deal to play matches in Afghanistan.

It is hoped that the move, in partnership with the Afghan Tourism Board, will help bring a wider audience to the The league.

“The people of Afghanistan are passionate about their football, so we believe the chance to watch Inverness Caledonian Thistle take on Ross County will be a dream come true,” said chief executive Hamish McTaggart.

“And it will be a great experience for those players too as they’re given the chance to see what it’s like playing in front of crowds of up to 1,000 people in a country that will positively seem like a utopia.

“We understand Celtic and Rangers are very keen and see it as an opportunity to play in a part of the world which doesn’t have the kind of religious intolerance they’re used to in Glasgow.”

It is understood that the Welsh Premier League are also looking taking matches on the road, with officials sounding out a number of school pitches around the Brecon Beacons.   

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