A for Athlete


  • Limits on the number of EU players in European leagues were successfully challenged under the 1995 Bosman ruling.
  • Sepp Blatter said having at least six players who are eligible to play for a country's national team would motivate young athletes.
    • The proposal faces opposition from clubs with large numbers of foreign-born players and those who want free-market rules to apply to soccer.
    • Sepp Blatter said he would meet with the president of the European parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering, on June 5, 2008, in Brussels to further lobby for support.