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Russian Premier League Side Rostov Struggling To Stay Afloat

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 13 / 17

Russian Premier League side Rostov's "financial windfall" from European competition -- where it has already beaten Bayern Munich and Eredivisie club Ajax -- "is one of the few things keeping the club solvent," according to Max Seddon of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Its "struggles, during which players and c...

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