Gabon news

Clubs refuse to release Gabon players

July 24, 2012
By ESPN staff
FIFA, world football's governing body, faces a dispute with three clubs over their refusal to release players to Gabon's London Olympics squad.

The development follows a 2008 case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport - which FIFA lost - in which the court ruled that clubs were not obliged to release players.

FIFA said it would "maintain a watching brief" after French outfits Lorient and Le Mans and Gabonese side US Bitam all said they were refusing to release a player.

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