Soccer-For all its riches, AS Monaco faces taxing times (Reuters)

By Keith Weir LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Soccer club AS Monaco is living up to the principality’s reputation for big spending as it prepares for its return to the French first division next season. Bankrolled by Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, the club has signed coveted Colombian striker Radamel Falcao as part of a 120 million euro ($160 million) investment to try to regain a place among Europe’s elite despite attracting only a few thousand fans to home games at the Stade Louis II. …

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