FIFA and FIFPro have today concluded a wide-ranging six-year cooperation agreement to strengthen relationships between the two organisations and improve the governance of professional football worldwide. Additionally, an accord has been reached between FIFA, FIFPro, the European Club Association and the World Leagues Forum under the umbrella of FIFA’s newly formed Football Stakeholders Committee, which
June 30 – Updated FFP rules ease restrictions on club spending. 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. 30 – The ECA will on Monday propose an April 28 to May 29 Qatar World Cup to a FIFA task force, saying it will have limited impact on the domestic season and international match calendar. INSIDER’s 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 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb praises UEFA for suspending Italian federation president Carlo Tavecchio for his racist “banana eaters” remarks… Rummenigge raises concerns over FIFA’s third-party ownership ban. Christian Radnedge reports from the Leaders Sport Summit.
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.
Sept. 9 – European clubs will take some persuading to back Sepp Blatter’s plan to switch 2022 World Cup to winter… Michel Platini talks financial fair play, third-party ownership at ECA general assembly… UEFA to redistribute 24 million Euros of withheld prize money. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
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.