BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : SEPTEMBER 25, 2000 ISSUE
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INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

The Game's Woes


TV RIGHTS
Payments from broadcasters are soaring, but most of the money ends up in the pockets of the big, successful teams

SALARIES
Players' wages are rising about 25% a year and could rise faster if the European Commission decrees free agency

WEAK ADMINISTRATION
Soccer's two major governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, can't agree on how to respond to intense EC pressure

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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