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Blatter: Bale could face ban

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed Gareth Bale could be prevented from playing for Tottenham for the duration of the Olympics.

The Wales international was ruled out of Stuart Pearce's Great Britain squad due to injury, but featured and scored in Spurs' 1-1 friendly with LA Galaxy on Tuesday – just two days before the men's Olympic football is due to get underway.

Blatter has suggested that should the FA or British Olympic Association launch a complaint to football's world governing body, the 23-year-old may be banned from featuring for his club side until August 12.

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freeduck3594d ago

Clearly he didn't want to play for Pearce and the GB squad

KingPin3593d ago

so what.

where in his tottenham contract does he say he needs to jump for country whenever he is called upon. if he doesnt wanna play he should have the right to say no.

this is not slavery. FA and FIFA need to wake the F&^k up.

Gamer19823593d ago

No its not! He could just retire from international football. Once you sign a contract to play for your country (which includes team GB) you have to play. It's not slavery and you get money from sponsers etc.. to play for those teams.

So when you feign injury you are bang out of order.