FIFA allowed to suspend contracts with clubs from Russia for another year

FIFA said that this decision will allow players and coaches to work and receive salaries and will facilitate the departure of foreigners from Russian teams.

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The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to allow foreign players and coaches to extend the suspension of contracts with clubs from Russia and Ukraine until June 30, 2023. About it reported on the FIFA website.

“These measures give players and coaches the opportunity to train, play and receive salaries, protect Ukrainian clubs and facilitate the departure of foreign players and coaches from Russia,” the statement said.

FIFA announced the introduction of temporary employment rules for players in March. In accordance with them, foreign players and coaches could unilaterally suspend their employment contracts with Russian teams until the end of the season.

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After that, many foreign players and coaches left Russia, including the head coaches of Krasnodar and Lokomotiv Daniel Farke and Markus Gisdol.

Now, according to the decision of FIFA, if the clubs of Ukraine and Russia do not reach an agreement on further cooperation with their foreign players and coaches by June 30, 2022, the latter have the right to suspend contracts for another year.

FIFA also said that in order to protect minors, football players who left Ukraine will not be subject to a ban on international transfers for players under 18 years old.

FIFA and UEFA on February 28 suspended Russian national teams and clubs from international competitions until further notice. The Russian Football Union challenged these decisions. The head of the union, Alexander Dyukov, said on May 28 that he was waiting for the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the claims of the RFU in June.

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