FIFA has today published for the first time the annual report of the Players’ Status Department.
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.
In line with its commitment to promote greater transparency and disclosure of its core internal activities, FIFA has today published its Guide to Submitting a Minor Application (Guide).
Following the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 at all levels of football, FIFA has worked on a series of recommendations and guidelines to address some of the key practical issues arising from the pandemic, especially with regard to player contracts and the transfer system generally.
The winter 2020 edition of FIFA’s Big 5 Transfer Window Analysis is now available. The report is a summary of the activity in the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) involving clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (the “Big 5”).
FIFA has published its International Transfer Snapshot (June – August 2021), an analysis of player transfer activity during the last transfer window.
According to the report, the number of transfers for men remained at the same level as last year with only a slight decrease in the total amount of transfer fees agreed. In the women’s game, there was a dramatic increase in the number of transfer during this year’s mid-year registration period compared to the same registration period in 2020.
Next year FIFA are to introduce new regulations that will limit the commission that agents can receive from the transfer of players, the amount they earn will also be made public.
Today, FIFA published its International Transfer Market Snapshot June-October 2020, an analysis of player transfer activity during the transfer window that closed on Monday.
In light of the current evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has approved FIFA’s Return to Football – International Match Protocol, which FIFA today shared with its 211 member associations and the six confederations.
Meeting today in Zurich, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee took further steps to reform the transfer system with the establishment of a new system for training rewards and with the confirmation that, as of July 2020, limits on player loans will be introduced.
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