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Getafe bought out by Dubai group

Dubai-based Royal Emirates Group have announced they've bought Getafe.

A press release from Royal Emirates Group read:

"Royal Emirates Group, the dynamic conglomerate chaired by His Highness Sheikh Butti Bin Suhail Al Maktoum on Thursday April 21st, 2011 announced their purchase of first division Spanish football club Getafe CF.

"(Getafe president) Angel Torres felt this landmark agreement will lead to new business relationships being forged between UAE and Spain. In the spirit of this joint endeavour and to show the solidarity of the people of Dubai it was announced that Getafe CF will now add the tag line "Team Dubai" to its crest.

"Royal Emirates Group plans to invest heavily in inducting new blood and promoting the team in the region with the aim to make Dubai a transcending sky bridge between Europe and the Middle East."

Last weekend's 1-0 win over Sevilla - only Getafe's second league victory in 16 matches in 2011 - left the club from the outskirts of Madrid in 14th place, four points above the relegation zone.

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