Sevilla threaten to boycott Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona

Sevilla threaten to quit Super Cup in row over Barcelona's non-EU players

Per the La Liga rulebook, which was thought to be applied to Sunday's game, clubs are only allowed to name three non-EU players in their matchday squad. Sevilla are upset about various matters, including: the match being played in Tangier, that it's a one-off match and most recently because of the RFEF confirming there's no limit as to how many non-EU players can be used.

Sevilla could take legal action should Barcelona include more than three non-EU players in their Spanish Super Cup squad for Sunday's game in Tangier, Morocco, live on Sky Sports.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced ahead of the match that the two teams faced no nationality restrictions in compiling their squads, leaving Barca free to pick from their clutch of new South American recruits, Brazilian pair Arthur and Malcom and Chile's Arturo Vidal having arrived at Camp Nou in the off-season. In their last statement for the 2018-2019 season, only three were due to be allowed, without exception.

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The Spanish Super Cup preceeds every La Liga opener and the match it is between La Liga champions against the Copa del Rey winners, but since Barcelona won the domestic double last season, Sevilla qualify as Copa del Rey runners-up.

But the club could also call upon defender Marlon (Brazil), taking the total up to four.

Playmaker Philippe Coutinho is a non-EU star, too, however, he has reportedly acquired a passport through his wife this summer.

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