Sevilla to pursue legal action if Barcelona use more than three non-EU players

Ahead of the Spanish Super Cup, Sevilla have announced that they will take legal action should Barcelona use more than three non-EU players during the game.

The Spanish season’s curtain raiser takes place in Tangier on Sunday night and ahead of the game, the RFEF suggested that there were no limits placed on non-EU players for the game.

However, that is at odds with previous editions of the competition in which there was that limit in place.

Sevilla claim to have been ‘surprised’ by the announcement from the RFEF and have revealed that their legal department are looking into the matter.

They then said that their lawyers would make a claim over improper use of players should the Blaugrana use more than three during Sunday night’s game.

In theory though, it is unlikely to be a major issue after Philippe Coutinho gained a Portuguese passport which takes him off the non-EU list.

That leaves only Malcom, Arthur, Arturo Vidal and Marlon, although it seems likely that the latter will now not feature for Ernesto Valverde in Morocco.

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