Blatter says Eng has no chance of winning WC unless foreign players influx controlled

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 09:02 hrs

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed England has no chance of winning any major tournament, including the World Cup, until and unless it's domestic league controls the invasion of foreign players.

Blatter is adamant the England national team will fail to develop if managers keep looking abroad for players, the Daily Mail reports.

Blatter believes England is significantly in the shadow of Spain, Italy and Germany - and so will therefore never win a World Cup unless the buying of players from overseas is limited, the paper further reported.

The president added that he doesn't think the Premier League is too global but you have too many foreigners and not enough English players, so your national team is not yet at the level of these top national teams.

Blatter said if you look to Spain, Italy and Germany, you realise 80 per cent or even more of the players of the national team play in their own league. (ANI)

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