MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. Acting president of Russian Football Union Nikita Simonyan called on Wednesday for young Russian football players to push out foreigners from the country’s clubs.
"Push out the legionnaires! This is possible only with hard work and love of football," Simonyan told players of the national youth football team taking second place in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Greece.
Russia's union approved last week a 6+5 ratio for foreign players authorised to compete in Russian clubs. This allows six foreign and five domestic players on the field at one time.