THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) UPHOLDS SIX APPEALS FILED BY THE IAAF AGAINST RUSSIAN ATHLETES

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decisions in the following arbitration procedures:  IAAF v. ARAF & Sergey Kirdyapkin & RUSADA  IAAF v. ARAF & Sergey Bakulin & RUSADA  IAAF v. ARAF & Olga Kaniskina & RUSADA  IAAF v. ARAF & Valeriy Borchin & RUSADA  IAAF v. ARAF & Vladimir Kanaikin & RUSADA  IAAF v. ARAF … Continue reading THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) UPHOLDS SIX APPEALS FILED BY THE IAAF AGAINST RUSSIAN ATHLETES

FIFA statement on Kuwait qualifiers

FIFA has informed the AFC, Kuwait Football Association, Laos Football Association and Korea Republic Football Association that, taking into account the suspension of the Kuwait FA, the Kuwait-Laos and Korea Republic-Kuwait 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches, scheduled for 24 and 29 March 2016 respectively, cannot take place as things stand at the time of writing. They were also informed that these matters are to … Continue reading FIFA statement on Kuwait qualifiers

FIFA TMS, CBF announce domestic transfer regulations compliance initiative

  The project will see FIFA TMS’s Integrity and Compliance Department work closely with the CBF to develop compliance processes in accordance with the CBF’s national regulations on the registration and domestic transfer of players. FIFA TMS’s Integrity and Compliance Department monitors the international transfers of all professional players and ensures that FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players are adhered to. It … Continue reading FIFA TMS, CBF announce domestic transfer regulations compliance initiative

FIFA seeks millions from defendants named in US investigation

  In its capacity as a “victimised institution”, FIFA has submitted a Request for Restitution to the US Attorney’s Office and the US Probation Office for the Eastern District of New York, claiming damages from 41 former FIFA officials and other football organisations, including Chuck Blazer, Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb and others who have been indicted in the ongoing investigation by the US Department of … Continue reading FIFA seeks millions from defendants named in US investigation

FIFA extends match-manipulation sanction against Croatian player

FIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of the lifetime ban imposed on the Croatian player Saša Mus by the Disciplinary Committee of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) on 29 June 2015 for manipulation of the First Division League match played on 30 November 2013 between the clubs Happy Valley Athletic Association and Southern District Football Club. The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee … Continue reading FIFA extends match-manipulation sanction against Croatian player

FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on third-party ownership

The Brussels Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Doyen Sports Investments, the Belgian second-division club Seraing United and the Spanish Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) against FIFA, UEFA, the Belgian FA and FIFPro seeking a temporary injunction to suspend the implementation of the worldwide ban on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO). A ban on TPO was decided by the FIFA … Continue reading FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on third-party ownership

FIFA reports loss for 2015, but increases middle-term financial objectives

The unprecedented events that occurred in 2015 have impacted upon FIFA’s financial results, however the organisation’s healthy reserves have allowed it to weather the storm. FIFA is confident that the reforms underway will help to restore trust with commercial partners and achieve the budget goals for the 2015-2018 cycle, which have been adjusted to reflect the priorities set by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. As detailed … Continue reading FIFA reports loss for 2015, but increases middle-term financial objectives