Brexit: U.K. Leaving The EU Could Have Impact On Soccer, Rest Of Europe To Get Edge On Recruiting And Paying Players

Christopher Brown - Author
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Jun. 26 2016, Updated 4:02 p.m. ET

Brexit — Britain voting to exit the European Union — could have significant affects for the country’s most successful sporting export: soccer.

That is because Brexit’s impact could put a hindrance on the process of continental players easily joining Premier League clubs in the U.K.

According to the Associated Press, England abolished its “hooligan” culture which came with British soccer in the 1990s. Ever since doing so, it has attracted more modest players from Europe to join their leagues.

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