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How Professional Football Clubs Are Governed In Mexico

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Friday, 16 September 2022 By Marco A Alemán Alva

Following the designation of Mexico as one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup, there has been a great deal of interest from investors who see Mexico as an attractive country in the football industry. A rich football tradition and a third World Cup on the horizon makes the country a hotspot for the coming years.

Mexican football has undergone reforms in recent years, which have resulted in strict economic and legal control aimed to strengthen the sports structure. This article seeks to describe in a simple way the legal and economic requirements for the acquisition of a football team affiliated to the Mexican Football Federation.

It will analyze and explain the following:

  1. Affiliation Procedure.

      1. Legal Requirements

      2. Social or Administrative Requirements

      3. Sports Requirements

      4. Financial Requirements

  1. Affiliation Substitution Procedure.

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Marco A Alemán Alva

Marco A Alemán Alva

Marco is a Master Candidate in International Sports Law at Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE). He has experience in civil and commercial litigation, telecommunications, entertainment, health law, contracts, criminal compliance, football law as well as in E-sports. From time to time, he participates as assistant professor of Sports Law in Mexico.

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