Football’s ‘cantera’ policy: The last bastions of homegrown talent?

Football’s ‘cantera’ policy: The last bastions of homegrown talent?

The modern game has become a truly international spectacle, especially at the highest levels, with top teams featuring the best athletes from across the globe. Some sides may field full teams that do not feature any players of the nationality of their home country.

However, that’s not the case for all teams.

Across the world’s top divisions, there are a very small handful of clubs actively combating this move away from homegrown, domestic talent. They have chosen to impose voluntary restrictions on the players they can field and sign.

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