Escaping England duty can lead to Premier League ban: FA warning to players

February 11th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.11 (ANI): The Football Association has said that it will ban players from Premier League games if they refuse to play for England.England were rocked this week when 24 players withdrew from their four representative teams - the seniors, Under-21s, Under-20s and Under-19s.

FA chiefs said that they were ready to make an example of Newcastle striker Nile Ranger after he withdrew from the Under-20s through injury without being assessed by England medics.

They said that they were ready to ban him from the Toon’s trip to Blackburn tomorrow, The Sun reports.

FIFA rules state players cannot appear for their club during an international call-up and this can be ‘prolonged by five days if the player did not wish to or was unable to comply with the call-up’.

FIFA add if the player turned out in that next game the club concerned would forfeit the match. (ANI)

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