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Major European clubs and anonymous investment funds are fighting across cities, countries and continents over football’s new gold – talented minors.
Football has become a billion dollar industry with astronomical turnovers. An increasing number of people want a part of its glamorous world of money, power and honour, dazzling billions of people around the world.
UPDATED: FIFA has punished FC Barcelona for trading children. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. The trade of minors is standard practice in European football – and has been for years. Now, for the first time since the sanctions against the Spanish club were issued, FIFA responds to enquiries regarding the case.
Updated 23 April 2014, first edition published 9 April 2014: