Wenger hits back at Fergie in foreign players row

November 6, 2007
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has again defended his right to field players based on ability and not passports in the wake of fresh criticism from Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter intends to lobby for restrictions on the number of foreign players in each team.

Currently, however, the European Union states such quotas would breach laws on employment and free movement of labour.

Nevertheless, the leader of the sport's world ...

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