Premier League must change, FA chief says

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Premier League must change, FA chief says

LONDON - English football’s new head, Greg Dyke, has painted a potentially bleak future for the country’s national team unless the spiralling influence of foreign players in the Premier League can be curtailed.

In a wide-ranging speech, the newly-appointed chairman of the Football Association said on Wednesday he was setting up a commission to investigate the decline of the number of English players in “the most successful league in the world.”

“The issue, quite simply, is this. In the future it’s quite possible we won’t have enough players qualified to play for England who are playing regularly at the highest level in this country or elsewhere in the world,” he said.

“As a result, it could well mean England’s teams are unable to compete seriously on the world stage.”

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