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Sep 18, 2015

Transfer system faces biggest threat since Bosman – FIFPro

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world players’ union FIFPro said it had launched the biggest challenge to the transfer system since the 1995 Bosman ruling after it lodged a complaint at the European Commission on Friday.

In a legal action directed against soccer’s governing body FIFA, the union claimed that the current transfer system was anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal.

Sep 18, 2015

Soccer-Transfer system faces biggest threat since Bosman -FIFPro

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The world players’ union FIFPro said it had launched the biggest challenge to the transfer system since the 1995 Bosman ruling after it lodged a complaint at the European Commission on Friday.

In a legal action directed against soccer’s governing body FIFA, the union claimed that the current transfer system was anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal.

Sep 17, 2015

FIFPro to lodge complaint with EU over transfer system

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The world footballers’ union FIFPro will lodge a legal complaint at the European Commission (EC) on Friday, arguing that the transfer system is fundamentally flawed and has failed to meet its original targets.

A FIFPro spokesman said that the case could lead to the scrapping of the current system, in which players are traded between clubs for fees that reach tens of millions of euros.

Sep 17, 2015

Soccer-FIFPro to lodge complaint with EU over transfer system

BRUSSELS, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The world footballers’ union FIFPro will lodge a legal complaint at the European Commission (EC) on Friday, arguing that the transfer system is fundamentally flawed and has failed to meet its original targets.

A FIFPro spokesman said that the case could lead to the scrapping of the current system, in which players are traded between clubs for fees that reach tens of millions of euros.

Sep 16, 2015

Interview – Bach says IOC will test public support among bidders

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will conduct its own research to judge public support for hosting the 2024 Summer Games in each of the five bidding cities, its president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome were officially unveiled as candidates to host the Games on Wednesday in what Bach described as a strong and diverse field.

Sep 16, 2015

Bach says IOC will test public support among bidders

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will conduct its own research to judge public support for hosting the 2024 Summer Games in each of the five bidding cities, its president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome were officially unveiled as candidates to host the Games on Wednesday in what Bach described as a strong and diverse field.

Sep 16, 2015

Olympics-Bach says IOC will test public support among bidders

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will conduct its own research to judge public support for hosting the 2024 Summer Games in each of the five bidding cities, its president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome were officially unveiled as candidates to host the Games on Wednesday in what Bach described as a strong and diverse field.

Sep 14, 2015

U.S. expects more indictments in soccer probe as Swiss freeze assets

ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have expanded their
investigations into corruption in global soccer and expect to
file additional criminal charges, U.S. Attorney General Loretta
Lynch said on Monday, deepening the crisis surrounding the
sport’s governing body.

As part of a separate Swiss investigation, Switzerland’s
chief prosecutor said his office had seized property and flats
in the Swiss Alps in connection with its probe into corruption
inside Zurich-based FIFA.

Sep 9, 2015

World Cup in 28 days is not possible, says FIFPro

HOOFDDORP (Reuters) – Twenty-eight days is not enough time to play the 2022 World Cup, the world players’ union FIFPro said on Wednesday.

FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen said he was also worried about the possibility that domestic competitions could continue while the tournament in Qatar was underway.

Sep 9, 2015

Soccer World Cup in 28 days is not possible, says FIFPro

HOOFDDORP, Netherlands, (Reuters) – Twenty-eight days is not enough time to play the 2022 World Cup, the world players’ union FIFPro said on Wednesday.

FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen said he was also worried about the possibility that domestic competitions could continue while the tournament in Qatar was underway.