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The Adam Smith Institute’s latest report, “Sweet FA – Why foreign player crackdowns hurt English football” is featured in City AM.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke proposes limiting imports to English leagues, arguing that more playing time for homegrown youngsters will improve England’s performance.

But a report published today by think tank the Adam Smith Institute found no link between the number of minutes played by native footballers in England, Spain, Germany and Italy and their national team’s world ranking.

Read the article here.

The report, written by ASI Head of Policy Ben Southwood, finds that the Football Association’s plan to crack down on foreign players in the Premier League would damage the league’s quality and success in European club competitions, without any benefit to the English national team’s performance.

Read the full report here: “Sweet FA – Why foreign player crackdowns hurt English football”