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Blatter proposal gets FA backing

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has received the support of the Football Association for their controversial ´six-plus-five´ proposal designed to limit teams´ use of foreign players.

Blatter has said he hopes the rule, allowing teams to name only five foreign players in their starting XI, will be in place by the 2012-13 season.

An FA spokesman said: "Bringing through more high-quality English players in the future is an absolute priority for the FA. One of our reservations has always been that the ´six-plus-five´ rule appears to contravene European law and we welcome further exploration of its legality."

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