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  • Looneyjpn Looneyjpn Feb 4, 2008 08:51 Flag

    Ghana, Ivory Coast wins

    Good news - Ghana and the Ivory Coast just won their QF games - through to the semis. That means whether they win or lose their semis the Arsenal and Chelsea players from these countries will miss the EPL games this weekend. (Essien - Ghana, loads of other players - Ivory Coast). Because the games will take place on Sat for 3rd and 4th place and the final is on Sunday.

    I hope Angola get through too. it should help Manucho get the required number of games to get a work permit.

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    • I don't understand the work permit process.I always thought that if you were an overseas person , to get a work permit you needed to have a job in England,or anywhere.Why are footballers different?

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      • According to the parliament.uk website, the following applies to non-European nationals:

        " Sportspeople applying for work permits should be people who are internationally established at the highest level, and whose employment will make a significant contribution to that particular sport in Great Britain at the highest level".

        So getting a few games under his belt for Angola will be pretty useful.

        Interestingly Arsenal were accused of bending the above rules by getting smaller clubs in Europe to take on African players, get their work permits sorted after a while based on number of appearances, and then to ship them onto Arsenal - allegedly!!

    • I don't understand the work permit process.I always thought that if you were an overseas person , to get a work permit you needed to have a job in England,or anywhere.Why are footballers different?

    • I don't understand the work permit process.I always thought that if you were an overseas person , to get a work permit you needed to have a job in England,or anywhere.Why are footballers different?