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    FIFPro Europe votes to pursue legal action

    30 January, 2015 - FIFPro has received the unanimous support of its European members to pursue all legal means necessary in a bid to restore the basic rights of players impeded by football’s fundamentally flawed player transfer system.

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    FIFPro and FIFA improve protection of minors

    A significant achievement for young football players all around the world. FIFA – after a strong recommendation from FIFPro - is to adjust its regulations in order to strengthen the protection of minor players.

    As from March 1st 2015, all international transfers of minor players older than 10 years will require an International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Currently the age limit is set at 12 years.

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    A guide to the Sky v BT Sport Ofcom investigation and Competition Appeal Tribunal decision

    It is well known that BT Sport has competed aggressively with Sky for sports rights over the past few years and that this has had important implications for fans in terms of where they watch their favourite sports. However, equally important to the way in which sports content is made available to TV viewers are the various "off the pitch" legal battles that BT Sport and Sky have been fighting, in particular following Ofcom's decision to impose "must offer" obligations on Sky to make available its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to other broadcast platforms.

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    FIFPro - Break down in transfer system negotiations

    27 January 2015 - Negotiations being driven by FIFPro, the World Footballers' Association, to reform football's player transfer system stalled at the first major hurdle last week after representatives of the leagues and the clubs refused to agree to key proposals to protect players who are not paid their wages on time or who have their contracts unjustly terminated.

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    R.I.P. TPO: a guide to FIFA’s ban on third party ownership

    Born: c.1990s (Somewhere in deepest South America).

    Died: 22 December 2014 (FIFA Headquarters, Zurich).

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Auden, Funeral Blues

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