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Buying Time: The Scramble for Fresh Capital in Professional Football

Buying Time: The Scramble for Fresh Capital in Professional Football

November 16, 2018, 06:02 PM

Representatives of private banks and investors regularly come knocking on football clubs' doors like traveling salesmen, because even some of the largest European teams frequently find themselves short on cash. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Rybolovlev's Rules: A Russian Billionaire's Monaco Fiefdom

Rybolovlev's Rules: A Russian Billionaire's Monaco Fiefdom

November 16, 2018, 06:01 PM

In 2011, a Russian billionaire set out to rescue the ailing AS Monaco football club. He invested in top players and invited government, police and justice officials to matches. He handed out both gifts and jobs. Last week, however, Dmitry Rybolovlev was charged with corruption. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Double Agents: A Handy Tax Trick Used By Agents and Players

Double Agents: A Handy Tax Trick Used By Agents and Players

November 14, 2018, 06:00 PM

For years, England's Premier League clubs have been using the same trick to avoid tax payments. But tax authorities are starting to pursue the cases -- and German star player Michael Ballack and agent José Mourinho have both attracted their attention. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Disappeared: An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

The Disappeared: An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

November 13, 2018, 03:42 PM

A million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing communist songs. Ex-prisoners who have escaped across the border to Kazakhstan talk about their imprisonment. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Carlos Tévez in Manchester: A Dubious Transfer Deal Gone Sour

Carlos Tévez in Manchester: A Dubious Transfer Deal Gone Sour

November 13, 2018, 12:48 PM

Carlos Tévez was one of the first superstars signed by Manchester City's new owners from Abu Dhabi in 2009. The transfer fee was paid to a dubious company located in a tax haven. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Making Space Affordable: The Bargain-Basement Rocket-Launch Bin

Making Space Affordable: The Bargain-Basement Rocket-Launch Bin

November 09, 2018, 05:55 PM

In an interview, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck discusses his company's ambitious plans to tap the growing market for transporting satellites into space. He sees a bright future for his company and its launch pad in New Zealand. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

November 09, 2018, 12:00 PM

War-torn Yemen is experiencing the disastrous collapse of its currency. Food, fuel, medication and clean water is becoming astronomically expensive. The result is a looming famine that could become one of the biggest ever. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 4: A Global Empire

Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 4: A Global Empire

November 08, 2018, 10:38 AM

It's football capitalism in its purest form: Manchester City pays exorbitant salaries and turns a profit, while the City Football Group controls affiliates on all continents. Executives even used an Arab club for secret payments to the man who is now the coach of Italy's national team. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Financial Fair Play: 'It's Rude'

Financial Fair Play: 'It's Rude'

November 07, 2018, 03:34 PM

Football finance expert Rob Wilson explains in an interview why the recent revelations about Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are problematic -- and why a Super League seems more and more likely. more... Comment ]


Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 3: Recruiting Pep Guardiola

Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 3: Recruiting Pep Guardiola

November 07, 2018, 10:34 AM

The powerful men behind Manchester City don't just show up in the stadium, they also make appearances on the global political stage. Control is their top priority. They managed to lure star trainer Pep Guardiola away from FC Bayern almost a year before he took over Man City. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Kylian Mbappé: It's Raining Money for This Football Wunderkind

Kylian Mbappé: It's Raining Money for This Football Wunderkind

November 07, 2018, 09:39 AM

Never before has a 19-year-old earned more at Paris Saint-Germain than Kylian Mbappé. Yet the club also denied numerous special requests made by the highly talented striker. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...