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Abramovich pays off Hiddink to avoid legal action

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

July 16 – Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich has stepped in to pay the remaining 95 million rubles (£2 million/$3 million) salary of former Russian coach Guus Hiddink to avoid a damaging legal action which could have overshadowed the country’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

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