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Austria's oldest football club, founded by Brits, faces final whistle

Ali Sahintuerk greets Vienna fans in March. The 123-year-old club declared itself insolvent in the same month and is trying to hammer out a survival plan.

Mr Keglevic, a supporter since he was six years old, said Vienna still has something special. "There is something, a feeling. . . A soul, yes."


"VIENNA til I die!" chanted the fans, in accented English, at a recent rainy match, testament to the British roots of Austria's oldest football club: the once-mighty First Vienna FC 1894.

But while the few hundred diehard supporters give it their all week in, week out, the...

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