Previous
Republic of Ireland
Belarus
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Austria
Malta
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Serbia
Israel
6:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Luxembourg
Nigeria
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vanuatu
New Zealand
0
5
FT
Game Details
Solomon Islands
Fiji
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Next

Euro 2016 full squad lists

Euro 2016
Read

Trending: UCL revamp to be decided

Latest
Read

Rummenigge backs Van Praag for UEFA

Blog - UEFA
Read

UEFA to decide on UCL format in December

UEFA Champions League
Read

FA believes Arteta is ineligible for England

The FA believes Mikel Arteta will not be eligible to represent England despite spending five years in the country.

Capello yet to speak to Arteta
Arteta would consider England
Ratcliffe: Arteta call shouldn't happen

There has been much discussion about Arteta taking UK citizenship and becoming eligible to play for England, with the player admitting last month that he would "consider it very seriously" if approached.

However, Article 18.1.a of the FIFA statutes states that that any player who has represented their country in an official competition, at whatever level, would at that time need to have held a passport for the country they later wish to play for in order to be permitted to make the switch.

Arteta played for Spain in the Under-16 European Championships and the FIFA Under-17 World Championships and, as such, it appears any application to play for England would be automatically rejected.

An FA spokesman said: "Under our understanding of FIFA rules, the player is ineligible to play for England."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.