Because of the war, foreign players and coaches are allowed to arbitrarily terminate their contracts with Ukrainian clubs.
International Football Federation (FIFA) extended the special transfer rule, which allows players from the championships of Ukraine and Russia to unilaterally suspend their contracts with their clubs.
About this reported on the official FIFA website.
The validity of the rule has been extended for another year – to June 30, 2024provided that the clubs will be informed about it in writing by July 1 of the current year.
At the same time, the rule now contains restrictions that did not exist before. By him players and coaches who signed or extended contracts with Ukrainian or Russian clubs after March 7, 2022 will not be able to use.
In addition, in order to prevent abuse, players and coaches whose contracts have been suspended on the basis of this rule will not be able to be the object of a transfer or lease on a paid basis during the suspension period, as well as sign an agreement with another Ukrainian or Russian club.
It will be recalled that after the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIFA allowed the legionnaires from the Ukrainian Premier League, as well as the Russian championship, to unilaterally suspend their contracts with their clubs. At first, the new transfer rule was calculated until June 2022, but then FIFA extended its validity for another year, until June 2023.
Taking advantage of the new FIFA rule, “Shakhtar” left almost all legionnaires. “Miners” claimed that this caused the club economic losses of about 50 million euros and turned to to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with a demand from FIFA to compensate for damages.
However, CAS rejected the lawsuit of “Shakhtar”, refusing “orange-black” compensation for damages. After that, the Ukrainian club decided to appeal the CAS decision and filed a complaint with the European Commission against FIFA regarding the current rule.
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