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China Football Association to Become Independent from State Control

On 17 August 2015, as part of the implementation of the China Football Reform Directive 《中国足球改革总体方案》 issued on 16 March 2015, the General Administration of Sport officially announced the China Football Association (“CFA“) Adjustment and Reform Directive 《中国足球协会调整改革方案》.  Pursuant to the CFA Adjustment and Reform Directive, the CFA will be completely autonomous from the Chinese government …

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Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

By Thomas Zhong and Judith Miller Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches. SALARY CAP BREACHES ACROSS THREE SEASONS The breaches include the non-disclosure of: Payments outside of the Standard Player Contract Payments to a player’s family member Payments …

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China – Football Reform Directive

Yesterday (16 March 2015), the Chinese State Council (“CSC“) issued <<中国足球改革总体方案>> a ten-year 50-measure football reform directive to boost the development of football in China, which includes streamlining the Chinese football management system and spinning off the Chinese Football Association (“CFA“) as a separate entity from the General Administration of Sports (“GAS“).  The CFA will …

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AUSTRALIA: FIFA Club World Cup Pay Dispute & Contractual Bonus Insurance

 The Western Sydney Wanderers, an A-League football club and the reigning winners of the Asian Champions League, are engaged in a dispute with its players over their share of the prizemoney in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup (FIFA CWC). The Wanderers administration initially offered their players a 10 per cent share of the $1.2 …

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FIFA Women’s World Cup – Artificial Turf Dispute

In the lead up to the 2015 FIFA Women World’s Cup, which will be hosted by Canada (World Cup), a group of the world’s elite female football players (including the FIFA Women’s World Players of the Year for 2012 and 2013, Abby Wambach and Nadine Angerer respectively, and Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Food of Australia) …

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Betting Ban Ratified by FA Shareholders

Proposed amendments to the FA’s rules on gambling (previously reported here) have now been ratified by its shareholders. The new rules will come into force from 1 August 2014, and will prevent any participants in the Premier League, Football League, Football Conference levels and the top two divisions of each of the Northern, Southern and …

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FA Proposes Global Ban on Gambling

 By Alasdair Muller and Patrick Mitchell The FA has proposed amendments to its rules on gambling which, if approved by its shareholders at their AGM on 21 May, will come into effect from the start of the 2014-15 season. The amendments have already received recommendation from the FA Council and the Football Regulatory Authority. The …

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Spanish Supreme Court: clarifying the scope of rights when broadcasting a football match

The Spanish Supreme Court has just declared that broadcasting a football match in a public event without having the authorization of the corresponding titleholders does not infringe their intellectual property rights. The ruling refers to the final of the Spanish King’s Cup (“Copa del Rey”) in the 2008/2009 season, played between FC Barcelona and Athletic …

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Court of Arbitration for Sport Upholds UEFA Decisions

By Dylan Kennett and Patrick Mitchell On 28 August 2013 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeals lodged by both Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv, respectively.  The appeals were filed in response to judgments made by UEFA that both clubs had been involved in match-fixing. For Fenerbahce, the punishment will be …

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European Court upholds UK list of “crown jewel” TV events

On 18 July the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) handed down its judgement in FIFA and UEFA’s on-going struggle around the listing of the World Cup and European Championships as free-to-air events. Earlier this year we reported on the opinion of the Advocate General in the dispute, which recommended that FIFA …

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