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At the time of publishing this second edition, the worrying trends are confirmed : the rivalry between club, league and national teams, the surfeit of money, "embedded" media, the foreign player invasion continue to be significant contributors to the slow death of the "beautiful game". The governing bodies of football are timidly attempting to curb certain of these bad habits by proposing quotas for home-grown players in club squads and targets for the England team.
However, this is the equivalent of administering homeopathic remedies for a terminal illness.