The meeting of November 8th 2010 (audio N° 3)

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Laurent Blanc talks of the young French players targetted by the suggested quotas as being foreign. “We don’t want to eliminate foreigners, not at all, but to ensure that the centres for the Espoirs [18-21 year-olds who play in Under 20s and Under 21 national teams] or the DTN academies test with better defined criteria to be able to attract other people, because if we always have the same criteria, there will always be the same people,” he says. (On tape: Laurent Blanc)

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