FIFA plan ´impossible´ - Platini

Published Add your comment

Football News
UEFA president Michel Platini believes European law will scupper plans by world soccer bosses to limit the number of foreign players in club competitions.

World governing body FIFA hope to impose a policy which would ensure all clubs field at least six homegrown players in their starting line-ups by 2010 but European football chief Platini contends that an individual´s legal freedom to seek employment in any of the continental union´s member nations means there is no way FIFA could make such a ruling.

"It´s impossible," Platini told Sky Sports News. We cannot defend that today; we do not have the legal framework. The free movement of workers is the number one rule in Europe."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

European News

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again