FIFA President Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the game’s governing body will discuss the issue of limiting the number of foreign players in club sides at its next Congress in May.
“I know that any idea of reform in this area will trigger resistance, especially from big clubs and their coaches,” said Blatter.
FIFA is considering a “Six plus Five” formula – five foreign players and six homegrown players on the field at any one time, he added.
“It will also regulate prices. It’s one of the topics on the Congress agenda.”
“When you have six plus five, you have to take homegrown players, which you will have trained in your own team,” he added.
“The idea of 11 foreign foreign players exist only in Europe,” he added.
FIFA’s Congress is due to take place on May 30-31.