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Wolfsburg postpones planned training center

13 October 2015, 18:08

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen-backed Bundesliga club Wolfsburg has postponed the construction of a youth training center because of the German car manufacturer's emissions-rigging scandal.

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Wolfsburg chief executive Klaus Allofs tells news agency dpa that "I think it's understandable that we at least suspend it for now," referring to the planned 40-million euro ($45.5 million) project.

Allofs adds "we were not at the stage that you could say the project would be implemented. But of course this is not the time for investment."

Wolfsburg is heavily reliant on main sponsor Volkswagen for backing but the car giant is in crisis after U.S. authorities said it evaded emissions checks on 482,000 vehicles. The company put aside 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) for recall costs and fines though the real cost is likely to be significantly higher.

- AP


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