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Russian Football Union Says Sports Ministry Behind Limitations On Foreign Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 15

The Russian Football Union (RFS) says the country's sports ministry was behind the reduction of foreign players allowed on rosters in the Russian Premier League. The number of foreign players who can be on the pitch at one time was cut from seven to six, a move that came as an unpleasant surprise fo...

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