21 April 2005

UEFA Demands Domestics, Sort Of...

It still won't prevent Arsenal, Chelsea, or Real Madrid from fielding teams devoid of domestic players, but a recent ruling by UEFA does demand that minimum numbers of "home-grown" players be part of the 25 man rosters of all clubs taking part in European competitions. For the 2006/07 season, at least 4 players must be home-grown, two of which must come from a clubs own academy system. This number rises to 6 in 2007/08 and 8 in 2008/09.

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