What’s in store for sports fans in the next decade?

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What is in store for sports fans over the next decade?

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the changes that could be on the way.

Eastern promise

Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua – Diriyah Arena

Arab states of the Persian Gulf are set to become major players in hosting top sports events (Nick Potts/PA)

Anthony Joshua provided a taste of things to come at the end of 2019 by heading to Saudi Arabia to reclaim his world heavyweight belts. Qatar will host the 2022 football World Cup and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are keen to add more top-class events to their burgeoning sport portfolios. Oil-rich Azerbaijan and economic powerhouse China will also ensure that sports tourism will continue to rise in the east during the next decade.

Box of tricks

Southampton v Norwich City – Premier League – St Mary’s
Online streaming giants want to change the way viewers watch sport (Steven Paston/PA)

London calling

Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams – NFL International Series – Wembley Stadium
London could get an NFL franchise team during the next decade ( Simon Cooper/PA)

Football revolution

Barcelona v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – First Leg – Camp Nou
Heavyweights like Liverpool and Barcelona could be heading for a European super league (Nick Potts/PA)

Snooker snookered?

Betway UK Championship – Day Seven – York Barbican
Will snooker’s great entertainer Ronnie O’Sullivan still be a force in the years to come? (Nigel French/PA)

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