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FIFA Council approves further transfer system reforms & announce key 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup dates!

A third package of reforms to the transfer system has been approved today, May 20 by the FIFA Council. The reforms concern important regulatory matters regarding the international transfer of minors, squad sizes (in particular with respect to loans), player registration periods and transfer windows, financial regulation, and related matters, including collective bargaining agreements, sporting just cause and registration.

The reforms were approved by the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee last Friday following an ongoing and wide-ranging consultation process conducted with key actors throughout the world of football. The latest package follows previous reforms that resulted in the creation of a clearing house and regulatory conditions to enforce the payment of training compensation.

Meeting by videoconference on the eve of the 71st FIFA Congress, the FIFA Council also approved key dates for the international match calendars, chief among which were the tournament dates for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Australia – New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023. The new play-off tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held from February 17 to 23, 2023.

The Council also approved dates for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India (October 11-30, 2022), 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – Costa Rica (August 10-28, 2022), as well as a 14-team play-off for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, taking place between June 19-25 this year.

In addition, the Council approved the establishment of respective FIFA subsidiaries to manage the organisation of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the USA.

The 71st FIFA Congress will be broadcast live on as of 15:00 CEST tomorrow, Friday, May 21.

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