Fifa president Sepp Blatter remains keen to persuade European lawmakers to introduce limits to be imposed on overseas players appearing for club sides.
Blatter says his “six plus five” plan – six homegrown players per team – can work if Fifa convince the European Union to create an exceptional ruling.
“European law cannot rule the world as far as football is concerned,” he said.
Current EU law prevents quotas being imposed as it considers them to be “direct discrimination”.
Before Sunday’s World Cup draw in Durban draw Blatter said Fifa must “convince the purists in the application of European law”.
“Can FIFA impose a quota system worldwide for the better development of national team players?
“The answer is definitely yes, if there is the will and determination of the FIFA Congress.
“But football has the opportunity now to deal with this problem. A lot of people around the world are saying, yes please do it, even the owners of the clubs are saying this.”
Blatter also warned of the threat of naturalised Brazilian ‘invaders’ playing for other countries.
Some countries only require players to be resident for two years before handing them passports.
“If we don’t stop this farce, if we don’t take care about the invaders from Brazil towards Europe, Asia and Africa then, in the 2014 or the 2018 World Cup, out of the 32 teams you will have 16 full of Brazilian players,” he said.
“This is a real, real danger. Two years is definitely not enough. In Brazil there are 60 million football players; every third person kicks the ball.”