FIFA allows players to play for three clubs in a season
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has announced that players will be allowed to play for up to three clubs, instead of two, during the course of a season
Zurich: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has announced that players will be allowed to play for up to three clubs, instead of two, during the course of a season.
This temporary rule change has been brought by FIFA to alleviate the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the sport.
"In order to avoid any concerns regarding unemployed players, players are permitted to be registered with a maximum of three clubs and are eligible to play in official matches for three clubs during the same season," FIFA said in a statement on Thursday.
The sport's governing body also said it would allow national associations to open their transfer window for the 2020/21 season before the current campaign has finished. "In order to give priority to clubs to complete their (2019/20) season with their original squad, provide flexibility, and allow MAs to properly plan their football calendar, those associations following a dual-year calendar are permitted to commence the "first registration period" for the 2020/21 season prior to the completion of the 2019/20 season, subject to certain conditions."