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Brothels step in to save football team

A CASH-strapped Greek amateur football team has found a new way to pay the bills, with help from the world's oldest profession.

Players with the Voukefalas side in Larissa are wearing bright pink practice jerseys emblazoned with the logos of the Villa Erotica and Soula's House of History -- a pair of brothels recruited to sponsor the team after drastic government spending cuts.

The team is appealing against a ban by League organisers on wearing the jerseys during games.