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Manchester City Reported To FIFA Over 'Trafficking' Of Teenager

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 23 / 16

Man City is the subject of a complaint to FIFA after being accused of the attempted "trafficking" of a teenager signed this summer, according to Nicholas Godden of the LONDON TIMES. If upheld, it "could carry similar sanctions to those imposed on Barcelona, who recently served a ban on registering n...

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