Dyke England plan pilloried

PLANS to curb the prevalence of foreign players in English football would have no positive bearing on the results of the national team, but would harm domestic competitions, say researchers.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke proposes limiting imports to English leagues, arguing that more playing time for homegrown youngsters will improve England’s performance.

But a report published today by think tank the Adam Smith Institute found no link between the number of minutes played by native footballers in England, Spain, Germany and Italy and their national team’s world ranking.

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