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Premier League Owners Fear Loss of Players in Post-Brexit U.K.

  • Imported talent is crucial to soccer’s richest competition
  • League’s $10 billion in TV rights dwarf sums paid to rivals

A day after Britain triggered Article 50, the two-year countdown to its divorce from the European Union, political leaders were urged to protect one of its most popular exports: Premier League soccer and its ranks of imported players.

Club owners and executives, in London for a regular meeting, raised concerns Thursday over Brexit’s potential fallout for the cosmopolitan soccer competition, the world’s richest and most widely followed.