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  • Bulat Chagaev, friend of Chechen pacifist Ramzan Kadyrov "he's like a brother", now owner of Swiss club Xamax.

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  • Relegation fodder when Hodgson took over, by the end of the season the Baggies were stroking it around like the famous Halmstad or Neuchâtel Xamax sides of old.

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  • Blatter gained a degree in business administration and economics at Lausanne University and was a board member at Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax before joining FIFA as technical director in 1975.

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  • This week, he became probably the most powerful asylum seeker in the world of soccer, following his election as vice president of Neuchâtel Xamax, a Swiss club that was acquired in May by Bulat Chagaev, a Chechen businessman whom Mr. Satujev has described as a childhood friend.

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  • Xamax's takeover by a Chechen tycoon caught Swiss politicians and soccer fans by surprise.

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  • Islam Satujev, vice president of Neuchatel Xamax, on the phone during a soccer match in Zurich last month.

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  • Mr. Chagaev also offered to withdraw from Xamax if a Swiss investor could be found to rescue the club.

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  • He claimed to have unearthed evidence of past fraud at the club as well as hidden debts, after decades during which Xamax was mostly bankrolled by local construction entrepreneurs.

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  • Xamax last challenged powerhouses like Real Madrid in the mid-1980s, when it briefly dominated Swiss soccer.

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  • In addition, the recent upheaval at Xamax and Sion, another Swiss club run by an outspoken president, is occurring in the country where soccer rules are decided.

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  • A palindromic football team from Neuchatel, Switzerland. I presume they play something like a 1-3-3-3-1 formation.

    June 24, 2018