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Russia's Second-Tier Football League Proposes Salary Cap After Spate Of Bankruptcies

04 / 25 / 14

The Football National League (FNL), Russia's second tier football league, has proposed a salary cap of 300,000 rubles ($8,400) a month for players as of next season in a bid to improve the financial situation of the league's squads. The league has also proposed to introduce a cap on a player's total...

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