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British soccer faces shakeup after Brexit vote

Britain's vote to leave the European Union has left the future of its domestic football uncertain.

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The day's newspapers have been dominated by the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union; a decision that has resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. Though there are serious political ramifications, the day's sports pages have been analysing how the vote will affect British football.

One such newspaper is the Telegraph, whose report illustrates the potentially far-reaching effects on the Premier League:

Using the Home Office's current criteria for non-EU players, which require players to have played in a certain percentage of their national team's matches, more than 100 Premier League players would have failed to have gained a work permit.

The same report includes a quote from agent Jonathan Barnett, who suggested the Premier League's competitiveness will be compromised by the Brexit vote. The league's chief executive, Richard Scudamore, had earlier come out in support of the Remain campaign, alongside other prominent figures including Rio Ferdinand and David Beckham.

It will be fascinating to see how the government opts to deal with these potential problems over the next couple of years, as Britain negotiates its way through a messy withdrawal.

In the news

L'Equipe are reporting that Laurent Blanc has left Paris Saint-Germain (Sky Sports)

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Southampton's Victor Wanyama (THFC)

Italy winger Antonio Candreva is doubtful for his side's round of 16 encounter with Spain (Eurosport)

Iceland's coaches have been piling the pressure on Roy Hodgson ahead of their Euro 2016 knockout game (ESPNFC)

Albania have been received as heroes after returning from their debut major tournament (BBC)

Pescara striker and Napoli target Gianluca Lapadula is set to complete a surprise move to AC Milan (Football Italia)

You should be reading

David Squires' cartoon on the conclusion of the Euro 2016 group stages (Guardian)

Ian Darke on a supposed failure of the expanded Euro 2016 format (ESPNFC)

Chloe Beresford on the tedium of Antonio Conte's Italy (Unusual Efforts)


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