Virtually all sports are now relegated to the background due to the outbreak of Covid-19. While leagues around the world close indefinitely as governments work to control and combat the virus.
FIFA is open to ‘Flexible’ transfer window
In response to the outbreak of coronavirus and its impact on world football. FIFA announced that the organization is open to “flexible” transfer window adjustments while recommending that players renew their contracts until the end of the season. Virtually all sports are now relegated to the background due to the outbreak of Covid-19. While leagues around the world close indefinitely as governments work to control and combat the virus. As a result, the return of football remains in the air as we head towards what was supposed to be a busy summer of matches and tournaments. Because games such as Euro 2020, Copa America, and the Olympics were postponed. The emphasis was shifted to the return of club football. As each league determines how to go about the completion of their home seasons.
FIFA will allow transfer windows to be moved
That leaves the potential for playing football during the summer or even later. Which will significantly affect player contracts and transfer traffic. As a result, FIFA announced that the organization would allow transfer windows to be moved. Adding that the agreements should be extended until the end of the current season, as initially planned. The statement read: Expiring player contracts usually end at the end of the season, with an end date that coincides with the end of the season. With the current suspension of the game in most countries. It is now clear that this season will not end when people thought it would be so. That should comply with the original intention of the parties when signing the contract, and must also maintain sports integrity and stability.
The clubs must also adapt to these situations
On the topic of transfer windows, it said: Again, it is vital to adjust the normal regulatory position to the new realistic situations. Accordingly, FIFA will be adaptable and will allow the transfer windows to be moved. So that they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new one. At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure where possible, the overall level of coordination. And will also take into account the need to protect the regularity, integrity, and proper functioning of the competition so that the sport is not unfairly violated the results of any open game “. Also, FIFA states that clubs and leagues should be to provide fair and equitable solutions. Must be adapted to these circumstances when it comes to balancing the loss of income while preserving jobs.
Gianni Infantino: Covid-19 pandemic changed all the actual situations
That includes studying government measures to support workers financially, adding that if an agreement cannot be reached, FIFA will listen to cases. “The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all the actual circumstances surrounding football during this season,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “So, FIFA, together with interested parties, came up with some practical ideas and suggestions to address these new circumstances. Although this will not solve every problem, it should serve to bring stability and clarity to football in the foreseeable future. We hope that these joint efforts under the leadership of FIFA can be a positive example of how football can come together and demonstrate unity. Solidarity and the spirit of compromise to confront the coming difficult times. But before these times come, everyone should understand one thing, especially now: health comes first, well before football.”