29 Aug 2021
FIFA welcomes at the moment’s ruling by the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejecting the Spanish LaLiga’s request to put aside the choice by FIFA to increase the worldwide window for the FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in South America by two days.
The compromise choice so as to add two extra days somewhat than three as requested by the South American confederation CONMEBOL was taken by the competent FIFA physique after consulting all related stakeholders and after bearing in mind all related circumstances, specifically, the challenges created by the Covid pandemic and particularly well being issues for gamers.
Right this moment’s CAS choice confirms the legality of FIFA’s choice and completely rejects the arguments made by Spain’s LaLiga.
On Wednesday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino called for a present of solidarity from all member associations, leagues, and golf equipment, to do what is true and honest for the worldwide sport.
We now anticipate the discharge of gamers for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America to happen in accordance with the current FIFA choice, the legality and legitimacy of which has at the moment been recognised in at the moment’s CAS ruling.