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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sochi Players Strike

MOSCOW -- Players of premier division side Zhemchuzhina Sochi refused to turn out for training Wednesday and said they would not play until their overdue wages had been paid in full. Millions of Although state and private employees go for months with little or no pay and other sports like basketball and ice hockey have faced serious problems, wage delays in top-flight soccer have been rare.

Zhemchuzhina had been due to resume training Wednesday after a holiday following the end of the regular season in early November.