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Sports investor takes aim at FIFA ban on soccer-star 'ownership' in Belgian court
Author:Mari Eccles

In Brief

"Modern slavery" isn't a phrase usually linked to multimillionaire soccer stars, but it's how some critics describe "third-party ownership," a practice under the microscope in a Belgian court case that pits sports-investing company Doyen Sports against soccer's two biggest governing bodies. The company is challenging a FIFA ban on investors owning players' economic rights, saying it is anticompetitive.

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