FIFA consider transfer window changes

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FIFA is considering changing the dates of this summer’s transfer window as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, reports Sky Sports.

World football’s governing body is chairing a working group on the issue but has yet to reach a decision on whether to delay or extend the next window.

A FIFA spokesperson has told Sky Sports News: “On March 18 the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19.

“This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.

“This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players.”

European football’s leagues and competitions remain hopeful of finishing the season by June 30, following an opening round of talks this week.

Most transfer windows around the world were expected to open on June 10.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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