FC Moscow pulls out of Russian league
FC Moscow has pulled out of the Russian league a month before
the start of the season because of financial problems and lack of
The club is owned by Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel and run
by a subsidiary, Sports Projects. The subsidiary said Friday that
it could not justify investing in Moscow.
There was no immediate reaction from the Professional Football
League, which runs the Russian top flight. The club exceeded
expectations last season, losing out on a top-three finish in the
last few games.
The Russian league season runs from mid-March through the