FIFA thumbs-up for ´six-plus-five rule´

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Football´s world governing body has voted in favour of the ´six-plus-five rule´, which would put a limit on the number of foreign players each team could field.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he hopes the controversial rule will be in place by the 2012/13 season.

His vision, which would limit every team to only five foreign players in their starting XI, appears to be a step closer following the overwhelming backing at FIFA´s annual congress in Sydney, Australia.

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