Football Notes: Bulgarian Side Botev Plovdiv Replaces CSKA Sofia In Europa League
Bulgarian football club Botev Plovdiv "will replace debt-ridden CSKA Sofia in this year's Europa League." CSKA "had withdrawn from the tournament due to serious financial problems" (REUTERS, 6/26). ... Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua Owner Zhu Jun "is not confirming" media reports that the club has been bought by a real estate enterprise. Multiple reports on Tuesday said that Shanghai Greenland Group "purchased a majority share in Shenhua" (CHINA DAILY, 6/26).