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What They're Saying
June 17th, 2011 1:02AM

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"I'm in favor of (local) identity. If Porto is in Portugal, it should play with Portuguese players instead of buying left, right and center from other countries."

-- Michel Platini, president of European soccer's governing body UEFA, complains about Porto and Braga fielding 14 South Americans between them in their starting lineups for the Europa League final, which Porto won, 1-0, last month. (Reuters)



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