Game of Control

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Football has ugly, sometimes lethal aspects not immediately obvious to the billions of fans around the world who watch their favorite teams in stadiums or on television.

Fans of this most popular of all team sports in the world know that players are transferred from one team to another and that hefty sums go to teams for giving up players. They are less likely to know that every player transfer offers a tempting chance to grab some of the hundreds of millions of Euros at play in the global shifting of players.


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