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Many of Europe’s football clubs are facing an uncertain financial future – television revenues have nose-dived and the transfer market has all but disappeared. Yet, at the same time, players’ salaries have continued to soar It is against this background that the European football community has been discussing the need to adopt what is seen […]

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