FIFA President Sepp Blatter will meet his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve their differences over Blatter’s recommendation that would limit the umber of overseas players a team will be able to field.
Blatter has called for the FIFA Congress in Sydney at the end of this month to endorse the so-called ‘6+5 ruling’ allowing club teams to start a match with no more than five foreign players.
However, the European Union has warned the rule proposed would conflict with its own laws on the free movement of labour, risking court action.
Platini told a news conference after a two-day UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Moscow that his organisation agreed with the quotas proposal in principle.
“The objectives are very good, and I have said that many times,” he told reporters.
“However, they are completely illegal under EU legislation. I will be having a meeting with Mr Blatter tomorrow before the Champions League final about how he intends to deal with this matter at the FIFA Congress at the end of the month.”