The decisions made on 1 October by the Bureau of the FIFA Council, which will see emergency measures relating to the release of players for upcoming national team matches extended, provide comfort to players and releasing clubs but reiterate the need for heightened stakeholder awareness and further considerations in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 24th ECA General Assembly will take place on Tuesday 8 September 2020, as ECA’s 246 Member Clubs are set to gather in their entirety virtually for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic took effect.
Clubs and player unions through their representative bodies – ECA and FIFPRO – have developed international guidelines on player health protection during the emergency calendar of football competitions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) is a central element of a well-functioning global order and underpins virtually all sectors of economic activity. The need to protect IPRs linked to the broadcasting of professional football is particularly vital given the importance of media rights revenue to the overall economic model of the game.
On 5-6 December 2019, executives and lawyers from clubs across Europe met, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, to discuss key issues and developments in international tax and sports law.
European Club Association (ECA) members are set to prevent their players from traveling to red-list countries in September for international duty unless quarantine exemptions are made.
The UK currently has a 10-day quarantine period in a managed hotel in force for any individuals travelling to countries on the red list, this isolation period would result in players missing multiple Premier League games. Clubs across Europe in major leagues are facing a similar problem with the international break starting at the beginning of September.
The 24th ECA General Assembly, the first of its kind to be held virtually, took place on 8 September, bringing together 178 ECA Member Clubs.
ECA is pleased to announce the publication of Fan of the Future: Defining Modern Football Fandom, a report which looks at how modern football fans engage with and consume the game.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a destabilising financial impact on many industries, including football. At ECA, we have conducted an analysis on the financial footprint the pandemic has left on European football clubs.
The UEFA Executive Committee (ExCo) has today confirmed its commitment to award clubs with a share of the UEFA EURO 2020 income despite the postponement of the tournament until 2021.
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