Swiss FA official suggests players should drop second nationality


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  • Saturday, 07 Jul 2018

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ZURICH (Reuters) - A top Swiss football official has suggested that dual citizens should only be allowed to play for the country if they drop their second nationality.

Swiss football federation general secretary Alex Miescher, whose comments are likely to spark fierce debate, said he was worried that players could benefit from Switzerland's youth development programmes only to play for other national teams at senior level.

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