England Championship

UK divorce terms with Europe will determine impact on soccer

Britain's vote to leave the European Union could mean profound changes for the country's most successful sporting export if continental players can no longer easily join Premier League clubs.

Since English soccer reinvented itself in the 1990s and eradicated the rampant hooligan culture, it has become a magnet for both stars and more modest players from Europe.

But the ramifications for soccer after will only become clearer as Britain negotiates its exit terms and new relationship with the EU.