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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Transfer System Nixed

BRUSSELS () -- UEFA has confirmed that it will scrap its transfer system and the limit on the number of European Union players in teams playing in its competitions, the European Commission said on Monday.

The move resulted from pressure by the European Union following a ruling by the European Court of Justice last December that outlawed European soccer's transfer system and its limits on foreign EU players.

A Commission spokesman said a letter received from UEFA said: "We are writing to confirm that the transfer system for out-of-contract players moving across frontiers in the EEA [European Economic Area] is no longer applicable and will not be enforced."