FIFA proposes restrictions on club recruitment

Football's world body is proposing to curtail the ever-increasing power of the European super-clubs to hoard the world's most talented players. FIFA president Sepp Blatter will ask next week's FIFA congress in Marrakech to approve a push by the world body to introduce the "six-five" system.

That would force clubs across the world to field at least six players from their own federation in the on-field eleven.

"It will bring back the basics of football, to educate players in their own clubs and not always buy the best players," said Blatter, as reported by AAP. "Even if it does not pass through all countries, we have to try to do it if we want to save or maintain a national identity."