FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

The Brussels Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Doyen Sports Investments and Belgian club FC Seraing seeking the illegality of FIFA’s Third Party Ownership (TPO) and Third Party Influence (TPI) rules. FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules are set out in article 18bis and 18ter of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In the decision, which was handed down on 12 December … Continue reading FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam, former assistant to Keramuudin Karim, former President of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), guilty of various violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into Mr Sediqi Rustam concerned the complaints lodged by several Afghan female football players, accusing Mr Karim of repeated sexual abuse in the 2013-2018 period, at … Continue reading Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam

Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

FIFA’s Intermediaries in International Transfers 2019 report offers a summary of the involvement of intermediaries in international transfers completed in FIFA‘s International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) during 2019. Key highlights: Of the more than 17,000 transfers completed so far in 2019, 3,557 involved at least one intermediary. Spending on commissions paid to intermediaries has increased to USD 653.9 million to date in 2019, which is … Continue reading Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

The Brussels Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Doyen Sports Investments and Belgian club FC Seraing seeking the illegality of FIFA’s Third Party Ownership (TPO) and Third Party Influence (TPI) rules. FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules are set out in article 18bis and 18ter of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In the decision, which was handed down on 12 December … Continue reading FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish football club Trabzonspor Kulübü Dernegi (Trabzonspor), the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe) FIFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish football club Trabzonspor Kulübü Dernegi (Trabzonspor), the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). This matter is a sequel of the long-standing dispute between the clubs of Trabzonspor and Fenerbahçe which arose at the … Continue reading CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish football club Trabzonspor Kulübü Dernegi (Trabzonspor), the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe) FIFA

CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, PFA and FIFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestine Football Association (PFA) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The appeal has been dismissed and the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) dated 24 September 2018, confirming the earlier decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee (FIFA DC) dated … Continue reading CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, PFA and FIFA

Turkish club Trabzonspor sanctioned with registration ban for non-payment of transfer fee

The Turkish Süper Lig club, Trabzonspor, has been sanctioned by the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee and, on the basis of art. 12bis par. 4d) of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, have been banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for one entire registration period.   Following a review of the case, the club was notified of the … Continue reading Turkish club Trabzonspor sanctioned with registration ban for non-payment of transfer fee