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Crackdown on drugs hits Colombian clubs

Published 07/05/2011 | 05:00

Colombia's successful war on drugs appears to have come at the expense of the country's top football clubs, who have been starved of funds since the crackdown, according to a top football official.

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Ramon Jesurun, president of the league's governing body Dimayor, said that club finances had plummeted since the country had largely managed to eradicate drugs money from sport.

"In Colombia, drug trafficking spread into everything, including football," Jesurun said this week. "That might explain the poverty of the clubs today."

Irish Independent

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