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Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Baishakh 9, 1422 BS, Rajab 2, 1436 Hijr


FA 'fight' hurts England: Eriksson
Published : Wednesday, 22 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 11

SHANGHAI, APRIL 21: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says in-fighting between the Football Association and the Premier League is holding the national side back in the cradle of the game.
The Swede was speaking after he and four other former England bosses backed FA chairman Greg Dyke's plan to force English clubs to give homegrown talent more opportunities.
The proposal to raise clubs' minimum number of domestic players from eight to 12 could put the FA at loggerheads with Premier League clubs, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger -- the first top flight boss to field an all-foreign 16-strong matchday squad in England -- recently voicing his opposition.
The focus on Dyke's long-running attempts to overhaul the English game increased after the national team's dismal showing at last year's World Cup, crashing out early after losing their opening two group games.
"I think the chances to reach a final in the World Cup is much bigger if you make some restrictions on taking foreigners," Eriksson told AFP in Shanghai, where he is coaching current Chinese Super League leaders Shanghai SIPG.    AFP







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