Sevilla considers withdrawing from the Spanish Super Cup final after the RFEF suspends the quota outside the EU

The League club Sevilla could put together a legal challenge against the Spanish Football Federation

Sevilla considers the possibility of a legal action and the RETIREMENT of the final of the Spanish Super Cup after the FA of Spain says that it will allow all players from outside the EU of Barcelona to participate despite the change of rules.

  • Seville is considering legal actions against the Spanish Football Federation
  • The Federation (RFEF) has allowed all non-EU players to play in the Super Cup on Sunday
  • The opponents of Barcelona could now get more of the three regular EU players
  • La Liga champions struggle to meet the criteria for the regular season
  • The two clubs face in Tangier, Morocco in the Spanish curtain rising

Patrick Boyland for Mailonline

Sevilla has announced that it is considering taking legal action against the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after the body decided to allow all non-EU players to participate in the next Super Cup final.

The La Liga team reacted angrily to the news that Barcelona opponents will be given the opportunity to choose a host of stars that would otherwise not be eligible on their team, and also suggested that they could withdraw from the game.

Currently, the rules of domestic competition in Spain dictate that only three players from outside the EU can be chosen by clubs as part of any group of parties.

The League club Sevilla could put together a legal challenge against the Spanish Football Federation

The League club Sevilla could put together a legal challenge against the Spanish Football Federation

They are also considering withdrawing from the Spanish Super Cup by a decision to relax restrictions on players who do not belong to the EU.

They are also considering withdrawing from the Spanish Super Cup by a decision to relax restrictions on players who do not belong to the EU.

They are also considering withdrawing from the Spanish Super Cup by a decision to relax restrictions on players who do not belong to the EU.

That would have meant difficult decisions for the Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, on Philippe Coutinho and the new signings Arturo Vidal (Chile), Malcom and Arthur Melo (both from Brazil).

And with the two clubs that will meet on Sunday in Tangier, Morocco, in the event of the Spanish season, Sevilla criticized the "surprising" decision in its social network accounts.

"Sevilla FC is surprised by the declaration of the RFEF 24 hours before the Super Cup," they wrote.

"He has stated that you can register as many non-EU players as you wish, even though in his last warning for the 18/19 season, only three should be allowed, without exception.

"The legal department of the Club is studying the matter and if FC Barcelona presents a team with more than three players outside the EU, it would present a possible reason for withdrawal due to incorrect alignment."

Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho (pictured) is just one of the players from outside the EU in Barcelona

Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho (pictured) is just one of the players from outside the EU in Barcelona

Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho (pictured) is just one of the players from outside the EU in Barcelona

Also signed to the extreme Malcom (in the photo), Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo this summer

Also signed to the extreme Malcom (in the photo), Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo this summer

Also signed to the extreme Malcom (in the photo), Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo this summer

After the summer signings of Vidal, Malcolm and Arthur, the Barcelona work plan is for Coutinho to finally change to the Portuguese registry, taking it out of the non-EU category.

Coutinho's wife, Aine, is Portuguese and the player can register as a Portuguese citizen after three years of marriage.

It is the same method of change of nationality that Luis Suarez undertook in 2014, shortly after joining the club.

Suarez is married to an Italian, Sofia Balbi, and the Uruguayan could obtain Italian citizenship and free a space outside the EU in the squad of Barca to help meet the strict rules.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

NUMBER OF PLAYERS RULE

According to the rules in La Liga, a club that plays in the top division can not recruit more than three players from outside the EU. The same figure is 2 for the second division football clubs (LigaAdelate). Clubs in the Second Division B can not recruit players from outside the EU.

In any match-match squad, clubs can name three players who do not belong to the EU and any extra must stay on the sidelines.

CITIZENSHIP FOR FOREIGN PLAYERS

According to La Liga rules, players can claim the citizenship of Spain from their country of origin.

A non-European player can apply for Spanish citizenship. However, he must play for five years in Spain to be eligible for approved citizenship.

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