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Amendments to the FIFA RSTP: Regulations Introduced For Trials Of Footballers

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022 By Liz Coley

Clubs will no doubt be aware of the recently circulated October 2022 amendments to the FIFA Regulations on the Status of Transfer of Players (RSTP)1 which come into force on 16 November 2022.

This article looks specifically at the new regulations relating to trials included in the new Article 19 ter of the RSTP and supplemented by the Explanatory Notes provided by FIFA2. Previously, trials had not been covered by the RSTP in any detail, save in relation for confirmation that an Association was prohibited from requesting an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) in order to allow a player to participate in a trial. This prohibition remains in the updated RSTP, although the wording has been slightly amended to refer to “participating in friendly matches in the context of a trial3”.

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Liz Coley

Liz Coley

Liz Coley is a Partner at LEVEL. 

Liz is a highly experienced sports lawyer, who offers clients an indepth understanding of the world of professional football. Liz had almost 20 years experience working for 4 professional football clubs and for The FA prior to qualification as a lawyer. Since that time she has worked exclusively in sports law, representing a large number of clubs in relation to player contracts and transfers, compliance and regulatory issues and disputes.

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