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Australian football chiefs on Monday hailed a bumper US$166 million television deal as they refused to give up on bringing former England captain David Beckham Down Under. 

File photo shows tens of thousands of Australian fans in Melbourne watching giant TV screens showiing the national football team play in a World Cup match. Australian football chiefs have hailed a bumper US$166 million four-year television deal with Fox Sports, pay TV provider Foxtel and free-to-air channel SBS.

The four-year arrangement with Fox Sports, pay TV provider Foxtel and free-to-air channel SBS is the most valuable and important commercial deal ever reached in Australian football, Football Federation Australia said.

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