Villa, oil money and the new world order

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    This article analyses the acquisition of Melbourne Heart football franchise by the Abu Dhabi United's City Football Group, and the recruitment oif Spanish international, David Villa. The article analyses the international and national ramifications of the acqusition and how it highlights the limitations of the localised AFL market.

    Period10 Jun 2014

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    • Soccer
    • UAE
    • Oil wealth
    • Australian football market