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“Novaya Yustitsia” Publishing House has issued a book written by Mikhail Prokopets, a senior lawyer at the Law firm “YUST”, and Denis Rogachev, a legal adviser for the Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy. The book “Soccer Expo: Soccer Agents“ has


The authors of the book break a new ground with no equals in Russia dedicated to the investigation of legal, economic and other professional sports problems. The book addresses the topical issues associated with soccer agents, agency-related issues, foreign practices and Russian specifics of this sports environment. At different times the authors worked in the legal department of the Russian Football Union, were members of the football agent licensing commission and they have a first-hand information on the subject under discussion.

The book will be of interest not only for the agents themselves, sports journalists, and soccer fans, but also for non-experts in this field. The edition contains about a dozen of exclusive interviews with the leading Russian agents, and these interviews uncover the secrecies of this activity which is far from being public. All the required FIFA and the Russian Football Union regulations for this sector have been attached to the book to make it possible for the readers to know all the ins and outs of the soccer agency business, and if desired, prepare for and pass an exam to obtain an agent license.

Since 20 April, 2009, the book has been on sale in most book-stores in Moscow. The book will be available shortly in OZON e-shop (

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