UEFA reiterate stance concerning loan players

The governing body issued a statement on Friday amid reports Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could be prevented from playing should the Liga leaders draw his parent club Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League.

The Belgium international is in his third consecutive season-long loan deal at Atletico from Chelsea, and with both teams progressing to the last four of the competition, there is a real possibility they will face each other.

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