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Premier League clubs and ECA members set to restrict players travelling to red-list countries for international duty

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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.

UEFA confirms payments to clubs

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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.

ECA reiterates need for player and club protection in upcoming international matches

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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.

WTO Panel report on piracy vital in protecting the interests of ECA Member Clubs

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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.

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