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stick28 | 16:40 Wed 25th Jul 2012 | Football
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Can't believe what I've just heard on sky !, There was talk that Bale may face a ban on playing for Spurs in friendlys while Team GB are taking part in the olympics. Excuse me but who exactly pay bale's wages and since when does a player HAVE to represent his country ????

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since FIFA said so
Extract from yahoo Sport pages

Bale could be banned for playing for Tottenham while the Olympics are on - but only if the Football Association lodges an official complaint, FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed.

The FA and British Olympic Association have not commented on Bale's appearance, but Blatter said if there was an official complaint to FIFA then the 23-year-old could be banned for playing again for Spurs - even in friendlies - until August 12.

The world governing body would have to judge that the club had not released him - Spurs would argue Bale only returned to fitness this week.

Asked about Bale, Blatter said: "The principle is that if a club does not release a player then this association can come to FIFA and we will then ban this player during the duration of the Olympics.

"So far nobody came to FIFA to say we should, but it is a possibility we could ban these players if they are not at the disposal of the national team.

"They (the association) complain and then we say let this player go or he cannot play for the club.

"FIFA's position has never been so clear than it is now for the Olympics 2012 and 2016."
Stuart Pearce is not reporting him, although he could do so, therefore Bale is free to play.
Totaly wrong

http://www.totaltotte...-a-storm-in-a-teacup/

Sooner Blatter go's the better, but when did logic play a part. 18 squad members so what would happen if Pierce picks an injured player and he can't play.
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