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Allardyce proposes system to solve row

Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce has called for the introduction of a global insurance policy to solve the escalating row over clubs versus countries that threatens to tear the game apart next year.

Allardyce believes FIFA and UEFA should introduce a universal insurance scheme to ensure clubs are compensated properly by national associations when their players return injured, or fatigued, from international duty.

"Insurance is the word for it, and it is my solution," Allardyce said yesterday at the Jumeirah Beach football festival on the eve of the two-day Soccerex, the world's biggest football trade show, which begins in Dubai today.

"I think there is a case to be made, when your players who go on international duty return injured and cannot play for you, that you get compensation for that.

"I think it is the very least that we should have."

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