MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20 (Reuters) – The president of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, said Wednesday that he will propose a reduction in the number of foreign players to allow the emergence of young elements that could reach the future. National selection.
The owners of the 19 clubs of the first division of Mexican football will meet on December 3 in an assembly to discuss various issues, including the reduction of foreign players.
"We have been working with each of the clubs of the League for two months and a fraction. Surely that will be a part of the discussion we have in the assembly, regardless of whether or not the reduction of foreigners is achieved, which will be something we will put on the table and we will support it, "said De Luisa.
Currently, Mexican clubs can use up to nine foreign players in local league matches.
"We are totally convinced of the support for the Mexican player so that he arrives at the League in the best possible conditions and can fight for the places he has guaranteed in the regulations," said the leader.
In the present Clausura tournament the Liga MX has registered about 200 foreign players, highlighting the Argentines, Colombians, Uruguayans and Chileans.
(Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco, edited by Javier Leira)