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Sustained struggles for Premier League in Asia as Japan, Philippines values fall

WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Andre Gray of Watford reacts after missing a chance at goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

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