Fifa extends option for foreign players to leave Ukraine, Russia

21/6/2022 7:32:00 PM

Fifa extends option for foreign players to leave Ukraine, Russia

Fifa extends option for foreign players to leave Ukraine, Russia

LAUSANNE, June 21 — Fifa has extended until June 2023 the possibility for foreign players and coaches based in Ukraine and Russia to unilaterally suspend their contracts and move...

for the latest news you need to know.Earlier this month, Andriy Pavelko, president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details of discussions with the heads of FIFA and UEFA about resuming men's and women's matches in the country in a safe manner in August.On Sunday, swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women's competitions and create a working group to establish an 'open' category for them in some events as part of its new policy.Earlier this month, Andriy Pavelko, president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details of discussions with the heads of FIFA and UEFA about resuming men's and women's matches in the country in a safe manner in August.

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 11:46 PM MYT LAUSANNE, June 21 — Fifa has extended until June 2023 the possibility for foreign players and coaches based in Ukraine and Russia to unilaterally suspend their contracts and move to another club.“The Bureau of the Fifa Council has decided to extend the temporary employment rules established in the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) with the aim of effectively assisting players, clubs and coaches impacted by the war in Ukraine,” Fifa said in a statement today.As a result, FIFA will now allow players and coaches to take the decision to delay their return, and their contracts will remain in place.The decision follows changes made to the transfer rules in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine."FIFA is currently reviewing its gender eligibility regulations in consultation with expert stakeholders," said the spokesperson.“Should clubs affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) or the Football Union of Russia (FUR) not reach a mutual agreement with their respective foreign players and coaches before or on 30 June 2022."Should clubs affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) or the Football Union of Russia (FUR) not reach a mutual agreement with their respective foreign players and coaches before or on 30 June 2022, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, these players and coaches will have the right to suspend their employment contracts with their clubs until 30 June 2023," a FIFA statement read.."These provisions give players and coaches the opportunity to train, play and receive a salary, while protecting Ukrainian clubs and facilitating the departure of foreign players and coaches from Russia.

."FIFA will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine closely to ensure that the regulatory framework is adapted according to any new developments.Coe praised FINA for taking the decision, which has been criticised by trans rights advocates.these players and coaches will have the right to suspend their employment contracts with their clubs until 30 June 2023,” Fifa added.Minors fleeing Ukraine to other countries with their parents due to the conflict will be exempt from the rule preventing the international transfer of players before the age of 18." Sources close to the discussions told Reuters that players who are not of Ukrainian nationality and contracted to Ukrainian clubs who suspend their contract before or on 30 June 2022 will be considered"out of contract" until June 2023, and thus free to sign elsewhere for this period.— AFP Advertisement.We have always believed that biology trumps gender and we will continue to review our regulations in line with this.

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