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Sochi's Fisht Stadium To Become Home Venue Of Revived Football Side Sochi Zhemchuzhina

04 / 17 / 14

Sochi's Fisht Stadium "has been a bit of a lonely place following the conclusion of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics," according to Richard van Poortvliet of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. This "should change soon" after the news that football club Sochi Zhemchuzhina is "going to get another lease of lif...

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