Football: Only English-born players in team is unrealistic: Dyke
LONDON (REUTERS) - Jack Wilshere's belief that only English-born players should turn out for the national side was branded as "a bit extreme" by FA Chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday.
Arsenal midfielder Wilshere has criticised the fact Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, who was born in Belgium to Kosovar-Albanian parents, could, under Fifa rules, eventually represent England through residency.
"It is an issue we need to look at," Dyke told reporters on the fringes of a Leaders in Football business conference at Stamford Bridge.
"The idea that someone who is not born here can never play for England is a bit extreme. We wouldn't have Mo Farah if that was the case," Dyke said in reference to Britain's double Olympic and world champion distance runner who was born in Somalia.