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FA paves way for more matches to be shown online

The plausibility of more games being streamed online was boosted with the news that the FA's recent FA Cup coverage set a new record.

The FA Cup First Round tie between Oldham Athletic and Leeds United, streamed exclusively live on, achieved over 176,000 plays on Saturday evening. This is believed to be a UK record for a free-to-view competitive football match on the internet.

The match was streamed as part of The FA

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