Peskov clarified Putin’s position on foreign players in football


RIA Novosti

The authorities of Russia will take any concrete decisions on the “import substitution” in the Russian football. This statement was made by press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. His words convey “”.

“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 Peskov.

May 24, in Krasnodar to discuss problems of education of the Russian sportsmen Putin supported the initiative of the Governor Veniamin Kondratiev had taken the initiative to introduce a complete “import substitution” players in Russia. However, the Russian President said that the need to further study this proposal. Peskov added that to raise their own players “costly both in time and money, and coaching resources.” Honorary President of the Russian football Union (RFU) Vyacheslav Koloskov called for the reduction of foreign players on the field up to five players. Under the current rules, both on the field may be no more than six foreign athletes per team. Against the limit repeatedly made by the President of football club of CSKA Evgenie Giner, the owner of FC “Krasnodar” Sergei Galitsky, President of “Zenit” Dyukov and many others.