Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Looks like UEFA 'home grown' rule might be Illegal

From Reuters UK:

"A UEFA rule obliging clubs to include "home-grown" players in their squads will most likely fall foul of EU laws on discrimination, a report for the European Parliament concluded on Wednesday.

The rule will affect Europe's top clubs from next season. Although the quotas refer to where a player has been trained rather than his nationality, the study argued they would indirectly discriminate against foreign nationals."

I can't say this surprises me. Seeing as the EU is all about making it easier on business to move around the continent, any law that makes that harder to do so probably would not fly.


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