Via The Economist

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15 July ~ With huge amounts of money circulating through football, clubs are no longer being used solely as ego-boosters for their owners. Instead, they are becoming excellent ways to steal money. The Economist have published a villain's guide to football, showing how people could twist anything from ticket revenue, transfer figures, catering or construction to allow them to launder money. The examples they use are real but many of the details have been concealed.

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