Wednesday, August 17

FIFA puts hand to the endless transfers of the players




Tfollowing the decision adopted last year by the Football Interest Groups Commission, the new regulations on transfers international players is ready. The regulations will be presented at the next session of the FIFA Council for approval, with the intention that effective July 1, 2022. The initial plan was to implement this new regulation in July 2020, but the process has been delayed due to the pandemic.

FIFA aims to develop younger players, promote competitive balance and prevent hoarding or accumulation of players.

The new regulation contemplates the following:

It will be necessary to sign an agreement that defines the terms of the assignment, in particular its duration and economic conditions.

A minimum duration of the assignment, which will be the interval between two registration periods, and a maximum duration of one year.

It is forbidden to loan out a professional player who is already on loan to a third club.

The number of transfers between two specific clubs per season will be limited. A club may only loan three professional footballers to a given club and receive three professional footballers on loan from that same club at any time during a season.

The number of assignments per season for each club will be limited. To guarantee the correct application of the regulations, a transition period will be established:

– From July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, a club may loan a maximum of eight professionals and include eight professionals on loan at any time during a season.

– From July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, the same provision will apply, but with a maximum of seven professionals.

– Finally, as of July 1, 2024, the same provision will apply, but it will be limited to a maximum of six professionals.

Players up to 21 years of age and those trained by the club itself will be exempt from these limitations.

At the national level, the member federations of FIFA will have a period of three years to implement their own transfer system governed by international principles.

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