Following the publication on April 7 of recommendations and guidelines to address some of the key football regulatory issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIFA administration has since conducted 13 different workshops with representatives from its member associations (MAs), confederations, the World Leagues Forum (WLF) and the European Club Association (ECA). …Read More »
FIFA is sharing a football risk assessment tool with its 211 member associations, the six continental confederations and other stakeholders in order to facilitate the planning of the resumption of football activities by competition and match organisers, as soon as health authorities and governments consider it safe. It has been …Read More »
Resolution of the European football family on a coordinated response to the impact of the COVID-19 on competitions!
1. UEFA convened today an urgent meeting via videoconference with representatives of the European Club Association (“ECA”), European Leagues (“EL”) and FIFPRO Europe (altogether referred to as “the Parties”) to reflect, as a group, on the unique set of circumstances European football is facing as a result of the ongoing …Read More »
Bundesliga & Bundesliga 2 clubs reject current reform proposals for international club competitions!
The ordinary assembly of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga as union of the 36 clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 rejects the current reform proposals for the international club competitions from 2024 onwards. “The presently discussed concept of the European Club Association ECA would have unacceptable consequences for the …Read More »
CIES Sports Intelligence publishes new report on the governance & finances of top European football clubs!
The second report from the new research and analysis team at CIES focuses on a sample of 12 prominent football clubs from the big-5 leagues to provide some insight into their internal governance and financial landscape. The analysis gives some insight into a club’s internal governance structures ranging from ownership …Read More »
After staging an unforgettable 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FIFA can today confirm the payments that will be made under the Club Benefits Programme, which will see a share of the revenues from the competition allocated to the clubs whose players contributed to the success of the World Cup. …Read More »
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli have yesterday presented a signed letter of intent to the European Union Commissioner for Sport, Tibor Navracsics. Building on their cooperation over recent years, the letter of intent, presented in Brussels, outlines the willingness of UEFA and ECA …Read More »