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Volkswagen Could Curb VfL Wolfsburg Sponsorship If Club Is Relegated

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 24 / 17

Volkswagen's "expensively assembled" Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg faces relegation "for the first time in 20 years," a move that "could lead the carmaker to curb sponsorship as it grapples with its emissions crisis," according to Andreas Cremer of...

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