FIFA allows clubs not to give up their players to national teams

The body explains that such amendments apply to all periods of the international football calendar until the end of April 2021.

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The FIFA Council Bureau extended until the end of April the temporary measures adopted in the face of the pandemic situation to give more flexibility to the transfer of players to national teams and the registration of these in clubs that play competitions that are still suffering the effects of the health crisis.

"With a view to the next international periods for men and women and after the good reception by the football community of the transitional measures implemented last year, the Bureau has decided to extend the amendments to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players regarding the transfer of players to the national teams until the end of April 2021, "he announced in a statement.

In the same it explained that such amendments apply to all periods of the international calendar of men's football, women's football and futsal until the end of April 2021.

In all international matches played during said international periods, the document "The return of football: protocol of international matches" or an analogous protocol of the corresponding confederation that complies with the aforementioned FIFA document must be applied.

The provisions relating to the transfer of players to national teams (Annex 1) will normally apply, unless there is a mandatory period of quarantine or self-isolation of at least five days upon arrival in the territory where the club is bound to release the player. for the national team or in the territory in which the national team match is to be held.

There will also be an exception if there is a travel restriction to or from one of the two territories indicated above and the competent authorities have not granted a specific exemption regarding the aforementioned decisions to the players of a national team.

Regarding registrations and given the diversity of circumstances around the world, the transitional measures are also extended and players will be able to register in a maximum of three clubs and play official matches in three clubs in the same season.

Federations may request to extend or amend the start and end date of their season at any time.

They may also request to extend or amend their enrollment periods that have already begun, as long as their duration does not exceed the maximum limit (that is, 16 weeks); and request to amend or postpone your enrollment periods that have not started, as long as their duration does not exceed the maximum limit (i.e. 16 weeks) .

"FIFA, confederations and member associations will continue to analyze the world situation and work together to protect the health of all participants in upcoming international matches," the organization noted.

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