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English football wants to limit foreign players

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

LONDON - The English Football Association wants to limit the number of non-European Union players in Premier League teams in a bid to bolster home grown talent.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke also announced an overhaul of the work permit system and the creation of a new division for Premier League 'B teams' in a bid to improve the health of the English game.

The work permit proposals include a blanket ban on non-European Union players for clubs outside the top flight, bringing England in line with other European countries.

There are currently 66 players eligible to represent England playing regularly in the 20 Premier League teams and Dyke has set a target of increasing that number to 90 by 2022.

A BBC study published in October found that English footballers accounted for just 32 per cent of the minutes played in the Premier League, compared to 59 per cent for home-grown players in Spain and 50 for home-grown players in Germany's top league.

The report was produced by a commission set up by Dyke in October to investigate why the number of English players in the Premier League is falling.

"If this cannot be reversed, a future England manager will have fewer and fewer top-level English players from which to choose."

Dyke wants to insert a new fifth tier into the English pyramid system -- a 'League Three' -- which would feature 10 B teams from the Premier League and 10 teams from the current fifth division, the National Conference.

Several European countries, including Spain and Germany, allow B teams from top-tier clubs to play in their lower leagues.








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