Last Updated: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:43
FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has ruled out the possibility of Celtic and Rangers moving into the English Football League.
The debate has raged on for years over whether the Old Firm should be allowed to move to England and now that Cardiff have become the second side from Wales to make it to the Premier League, joining Swansea, the subject has been brought up again.
However, Boyce insists that FIFA will not allow it to happen as the rules have changed since Swansea and Cardiff both entered the English leagues.
Since the demise of Rangers, rumours have been rife that Charles Green will look to take them to England in the next few years and Celtic could follow, but Boyce has dismissed it.
"There's all these talks about Rangers entering England but quite honestly I do not see that happening, purely because FIFA are adamant now that clubs should play in the countries where they are situated," he revealed.
"Both Cardiff and Swansea have been long-time members of the football league, they've been long time members of the FA and it's a unique situation.
"Changes were made throughout FIFA to ensure that teams played in the countries where they were situated, this is an entirely different situation because permission was given that if someone was in that league prior to all these arrangements being put into place, they could continue.
"So I think it's fairly good for Welsh football that both Cardiff and Swansea are now in the Premier League."
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