Sale of sanctioned oligarch’s Chelsea Football Club approved by U.K. government

American businessman Todd Boehly, center, applauds as he attends the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The government had to be sure that Roman Abramovich, sanctioned over his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not profit from the enforced sale of one of football’s most successful clubs.

(Image credit: Alastair Grant/AP)

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