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The league is investigating the systematic cheating with amateur players

In the letter, which has gone out to all herrföreningar in the division 2-4 and Elitettan to division 2 in the women's events, stressed that the alliance ”the

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The league is investigating the systematic cheating with amateur players

In the letter, which has gone out to all herrföreningar in the division 2-4 and Elitettan to division 2 in the women's events, stressed that the alliance ”the sole reason” that it is not allowed for Swedish clubs to ”recruit” players who are not nationals of the EUROPEAN union to play football as amateurs. Exceptions may be made for non-EU citizens staying in the country for other reasons, such as studies.

the Letter is prompted by a large number of notifications to the association. There is the suspicion that clubs knowingly break the rules in order to gain a sporting advantage.

"right now We have a significant number of cases to investigate," says förbundsjuristen Tobias Tibell.

not always easy to accept.

– In some cases, it may probably be so that you are unaware of what you may and may not do, but it can certainly also be those who see an opportunity to gamely sharpen their spelartrupper in this way in order to be competitive, " says Tibell.

He points at the same time that the clubs have a social responsibility for the player taking the hit, for how they will live and for how they will support themselves.

Earlier in the year revealed the DN that the police started an investigation against division 3-club Växjö United, where a former player confessed that he had been asked by the club to play under a false identity, and also subjected to threats. The club were also deducted points since you violated the rules on non-EU players.

A compound linked to the football team, and has received over six million sek in government grants to conduct so-called lotsverksamhet for the new arrivals.

in January strengthened the suspicions of trafficking african football players. The club refutes the suspicions. The police investigation continues.

Tobias Tibell says he can't comment on individual cases, but explains that the notifications that come in to the covenant is about individual players, but also on cases where it is suspected that the clubs are acting in a systematic way.

According to Tibell is the regulatory framework currently designed so that the league has been difficult to check if it is complied with. The board has now given a committee assigned to look over the paragraphs.

– In Norway they have closed the possibility to obtain gaming licenses through a tourist visa, and requires a residence permit, " says Tibell, which does not exclude that Sweden would be able to impose the same requirements.

He explains that the committee, which shall submit its proposal to the representative assembly at the end of the year, considering the different measures.

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