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Thursday, 8 December 2005


Fifa has decided that men's Olympic football teams will no longer be allowed to field three over-age players.

Argentina won gold at the Athens Games with three over-age players, but for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and London in 2012 all players must be under 23.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said:

"We will ask the Fifa Congress to abolish the three over-age players."

No age restrictions apply for the women's tournament.

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