Sources close to the Russian betting syndicates have reported that revenue for some Football players  across the world has dropped so low, some are being forced to turn to playing the game to make up for the shortfall in their income.

“It’s got pretty bad for some” said Vladimir Betlovski “It’s not an easy time for a selection of players.  Most are getting by but a few have taken the desperate decision to train and, in the worst of cases, even play matches”

With FIFA making full use of its specially formed ‘slow response team’, they’re thought to be doing all they can but a small group of players are rumoured to be growing increasing anxious at the prospect of seeing their livelihoods affected by this growing problem.

More details to follow on this developing story