In the Kremlin clarified the position on foreign players in Russian football

Dmitry Peskov

No concrete decision about the “import substitution” in Russian football following the meeting of the presidential Council on development of physical culture and sport was taken. This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of”.ru” on Wednesday, may 24.

“The President has agreed that there is a problem, and it was about the fact that you need the flexibility to discuss the issue. On specific decisions were not discussed,” — said the official representative of the Kremlin, commenting on yesterday in Krasnodar discussion of the problem of educating our athletes.

He explained that the head of state generally supported the idea of the Governor Veniamin Kondratiev, called on the President to support the full “import substitution in the Russian football”. At the same time was announced the need to further study the issue.

“Really, it was about how to grow their own athletes is costly both in time and money, and coaching resources, and are often easier to solve the problem by buying foreign players,” — said Peskov.

Honorary President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov in comments to the National news service (NSN) has been proposed to reduce the limit of foreign players on the field to five. He noted that such players need to set an example for Russian players.

Today in the Russian football Premier League action limit under which the field can accommodate no more than six foreign players in each team.