Sevilla Vows to Abandon Supercopa Against Barcelona
Sevilla have vowed to abandon the Spanish Super Cup if Barcelona name more than three non-European Union players for the match.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced ahead of the match that the two teams faced no nationality restrictions in compiling their squads, leaving Barca free to pick from their clutch of new South American recruits, Brazilian pair Arthur and Malcolm and Chile’s Arturo Vidal having arrived at Camp Nou in the off-season.
Only three non-EU players are allowed in each La Liga matchday squad.
However, Sevilla posted a message on Twitter on Saturday raising their concerns about Barca’s potential line-up.
“Sevilla FC is surprised by the RFEF’s statement 24 hours before the Super Cup,” the tweet read.
“It has stated that as many non-EU players as desired can be registered, despite the fact that in their last notice for the 18/19 season, only three were due to be permitted, without exception.
“The club’s legal department is studying the matter and should FC Barcelona submit a team with more than three non-EU players, it would present a possible ground for the filing of a complaint on account of an improper line-up.”
The match is being played in Tangier, Morocco, and will be contested over one leg for the first time.