Representatives from 143 member clubs attended the European Club Association’s (ECA) 16th General Assembly in Paris, France. Football Governance ECA reiterates its demand to play an active and constructive role in FIFA’s decision-making process moving forward. FIFA must open its doors to key stakeholders, such as clubs, players and leagues, offering them meaningful and direct
June 30 – Updated FFP rules ease restrictions on club spending. Mark Bisson reports.
March 31 – European Club Association agreement with UEFA will see a record funding pot of euros 2.24bn ($2.4bn) per season distributed among Champions League and Europa League participants. Mark Bisson reports.
March 20 – FIFA has struck a compensation deal with European clubs that triples the payment made to those releasing players for the Russia and Qatar World Cups. Mark Bisson reports.
March 4 – After Jerome Valcke snubbed European clubs’ demands for compensation over moving the Qatar World Cup, FIFA is bowing to pressure to negotiate a deal. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 24 – The European Club Association tells INSIDER it will recommend April-May as a “possible option” for the Qatar World Cup after its preferred January-February proposal was blocked by the IOC. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 9 – The IOC tells INSIDER that it will not consider the European Club Association’s proposal to move the 2022 Winter Olympics to accommodate the Qatar World Cup. Christian Radnedge and Mark Bisson report.
September 11 – The Premier League set season ticket sales records last year … Leagues will not be compensation for altering their schedules for a winter World Cup in 2022 … Who’s in, who’s out for 2020 Euro bidding.
Feb. 6 – The head of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee claims European officials are blocking reforms … Whistleblower website launched … More inside this Newsdesk …
Feb. 5 – European Club Association backs UEFA’s club competition model at general assembly in Doha… Qatar 2022 chief Hassan Al Thawadi presents World Cup plans to members… No unanimity among ECA Members about ban on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.