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David Ranc

UEFA, have been firmly opposed to the post-Bosman system. UEFA and FIFA claim there is a specificity of sport, which would justify its exemption from the general application of the treaty. Their claims have found an echo in the media and they have prompted debate in some political institutions. Various vague declarations of intention (for example in an annex to the 2000 Treaty of Nice)11 were followed by reports (most famously the White Paper on Sport from the Commission)12 until the Treaty of Lisbon (in its article 165) finally provided the EU with a soft competence

in Foreign players and football supporters