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Sevilla threaten to pull out of Super Cup against Barcelona

AFP  |  Tangiers 

have threatened to pull out of Sunday's clash with if the champions field more than three non-EU players.

The (RFEF) said on Saturday that there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU for the Super Cup, despite only three being allowed in squads for league matches.

said they could withdraw from the game in Tangier, Morocco, if Barca name an "improper lineup".

"FC is surprised by the RFEF's announcement 24 hours before the Super Cup," Sevilla said in a statement.

"It has said that as many non-EU players as desired can be registered. In their last statement for the 2018-2019 season, only three were due to be allowed, without exception.

"The club's legal department is studying the matter and should FC line up with more than three non-EU players, it would present possible ground for withdrawal due to an improper line-up."

New signings Malcom, and will likely be Barca's three non-EU players on Sunday, although Brazilian centre-back Marlon has also travelled with the squad.

has reportedly acquired a Portuguese passport through his wife in the last week, while his fellow South Americans and are already EU citizens.

Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after won the league and cup double.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:50 IST
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