Statement on the International Match Calendar

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In light of the range of predisposed decisions and communications made by FIFA recently in amending or planning future reform of the International Match Calendar (IMC), in direct and unilateral breach of certain legal obligations, ECA – as the voice of professional football clubs of Europe – feels compelled to issue the following.

ECA Statement

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After unified condemnation from the global football community, the European Club Association has worked closely with UEFA ahead of the announcement today by nine of the twelve clubs involved in founding the so-called Super League.

First edition of ECA legal journal is now available for download

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Last year, the ECA’s General Counsel decided to have a rethink at what sort of legal services ECA should be delivering to its members. The latest stage of that process is the introduction of the ECA Legal Journal.

The first issue is available to read now and, going forwards, will be published on a bi-annual basis.

As ECA CEO Charlie Marshall explains in his introduction to this new publication, “Many of you will remember the ECA Legal Bulletin, our annual publication designed to provide you with useful and practical information regarding football law matters.

First ECA Executive Board meeting chaired by Nassar Al-Khelaifi

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The ECA Executive Board met today in Munich for its first in-person meeting since February 2020, convened by new ECA Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and attended by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. The meeting came at a time of continuing challenge for the game in light of the ongoing impacts felt due to the COVID pandemic and the ramifications of the ill-fated European Super League (ESL) project.

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