FIFA studies expanding contracts and extending transfer window

first_imgFIFA studies the progress of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it may have on the calendar and in the soccer economy. Among the ideas that are taking shape, according to a document of the working group created after the pandemic was declared and to which the Reuters agency had access, but still without official confirmation from the organization, is that of extend the contracts of players and coaches that conclude their commitments with the clubs on June 30 until the end of the season and also extend the next transfer window, which would run from June to January, when the winter season should begin. With this measure, would facilitate ending the campaigns with a certain normality and alleviate the transfer market at a time when no one knows when the championships will be able to restart and when there is security that it cannot be everywhere at the same time. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked its collaborators to contribute ideas to solve the problems that the pandemic will cause. The trickiest is the calendar, because some leagues ask to occupy FIFA dates that the organization allocates to the selections. Infantino, who has already given in postponing, for the time being, the Club World Cup, wants to see counterparts before taking a new step, which could be this expansion of the transfer market.In any case, there is nothing decided about it because FIFA has only one priority at this time: “help in the fight against the pandemic”. When the crisis is over and health is guaranteed across Europe, you will get your business, and start with the new calendar.last_img