30 May 2020

FIFA: Contracts to be valid until season's new end date

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FIFA on Tuesday said that expiring agreements of football players would remain valid until the season's new end date, as the 2019-2020 fixtures were still on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. reports citing Turkish media.

"Expiring player contracts usually end when the season ends, with a termination date that coincides with the end of the season. With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would," the world governing body for football said in an online statement.

"Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end," said the body, which is tasked with protecting the proper functioning of contests.

In conjunction with the new rule about contract expiries, FIFA also rearranged transfer windows.

"Accordingly, FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season," it said.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the pandemic changed plans for this season across the globe, but that human health was more important than football.

2020.04.07 / 22:54
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