Fifa reviews Olympic rules

TELKI - Fifa president Sepp Blatter said Saturday that world football's executive committee wants to limit the Olympic tournament to players under 21 years of age.

TELKI - Fifa president Sepp Blatter said Saturday that world football's executive committee wants to limit the Olympic tournament to players under 21 years of age.

Earlier reports were that Fifa wanted it to be 20. Blatter said the extra year would allow Under-20 World Cup players to compete in the Olympics the following year.

"We will use the qualification in the Under-20 World Cup and then the best teams will play in the Olympics," Blatter said.

Blatter said the decision will made at the next Fifa congress.

Currently, the Olympics are open to Under-23 players with teams able field three older players.

Blatter also said that from 2010, Fifa would present a yet to be determined award at its annual gala named after Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas.

- Sapa-AP

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