But on Saturday the Royal Spanish Football Federation announced there were no restrictions on non-EU players for the Supercopa as it deemed the match "non-competitive". Sevilla are upset about various matters, including: the match being played in Tangier, that it's a one-off match and most recently because of the RFEF confirming there's no limit as to how many non-EU players can be used.
The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the first time in Spanish football on Sunday to award midfielder Pablo Sarabia with Sevilla's opening goal against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.
According to the rule governing the game in Spain, only three non-EU players are allowed in each La Liga matchday squad. In their last statement for the 2018-2019 season, only three were due to be allowed, without exception.
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Avec le départ de Cristiano Ronaldo et le manque de buts que cela pourrait entraîner, au Bernabéu on cherche un nouvel attaquant . En coulisses, l'entraîneur du Real Madrid, Julen Lopetegui , était enthousiaste à l'idée d'accueillir Mariano Díaz .
Sevilla qualified for the Spanish Super Cup after emerging runners-up of last season's Copa del Rey.
Barcelona and Sevilla have both been busy throughout the summer transfer window, despite the latter spending less than half of the former on new signings. Barca have taken four non-EU players to Morocco, including defender Marlon.
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly acquired a Portuguese passport through his wife in the last week, while his fellow South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are already European Union citizens.
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Barca boss Ernesto Valverde was not happy with the rule change either. Sevilla feel this is favouritism towards Barcelona, who have too many non-EU members in their squad, and are threatening to take legal action if Barça use more than three.
The 30-year-old has worn the arm-band for the Catalan giants on numerous occasions before he was named vice-captain since 2015.
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I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in. Mourinho said that he had no choice but to hand a start to Pogba after Ander Herrera's injury. "Paul was fantastic.