Sevilla threaten to pull out of Super Cup against Barcelona
The Spanish football federation (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.
Sevilla said they could withdraw from the game in Tangier, Morocco, if Barca name an "improper lineup".
"Sevilla FC is surprised by the RFEF's announcement 24 hours before the Super Cup," Sevilla said in a statement.
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly acquired a Portuguese passport through his wife in the last week, while his fellow South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are already EU citizens.
Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double. (AFP) APA
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