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Remainder of Dutch Eredivisie season officially cancelled

Eredivisie will not resume 2019/20 season European qualification granted on current league position MIAMI, Fla. (25 April 2020) — The Dutch Eredivisie has become the first major European football league to cancel its season in response to the coronavirus crisis. The cancellation marks the first time since 1944-45 that the Dutch top flight will not have a […]

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FC Barcelona LaLiga Spain | España

A look at cost-cutting at Barcelona, Espanyol and Atlético Madrid

MIAMI, Fla. (24 April 2020) — The Catalán sports daily El Mundo Deportivo recently featured Barcelona’s announcement concerning unilaterally cutting the salaries of the 1,800 people who work for them, players included. According to the club, it is an economic necessity. The same morning front page also talked about the club’s intentions in the transfer […]

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leagues Russo Law And Soccer Briefs South America

Posibilidad de dos años sin decenso en la Superliga Argentina

El presidente de Lanús aseguró que a su criterio y cuando regrese el fútbol argentino a la actividad se vendrán “dos años sin descensos” en la máxima categoría. MIAMI, Fla. (24/04/2020) — English link El presidente de Lanús, Nicolás Russo, aseguró que a su criterio y cuando regrese el fútbol argentino a la actividad se vendrán “dos […]

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contracts LaLiga legal Spain | España

Clubs and players working to extend contracts beyond 30 June

Negotiations are proceeding on a case-by-case basis. FIFA can only recommend consensus and delegates to RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — Éste artículo también está disponible en español In Spain, in the middle of a flood of ERTE (expediente de regulación temporal de empleo – i.e. temporary layoffs) and reductions in wages, coupled with a controversy […]

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contracts LaLiga legal Spain | España

Clubes y jugadores discuten para ampliar los contratos tras el 30-Junio

Negocian caso a caso: la ley es interpretable. FIFA sólo puede recomendar consenso y delega en la RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — This story is also available in English En mitad de un goteo de ERTE y rebaja de salarios, en plena polémica entre Federación, LaLiga y AFE por el Caso Audios y mientras se oficializan y […]

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clubs legal Spain | España

What is ERTE in Spain?

What you need to know about losing your job during Spain’s coronavirus crisis MIAMI, Fla. (21-April 2020) — During the current coronavirus crisis, many companies are being forced to make employees temporarily redundant, most likely because their businesses couldn’t operate under the lockdown. This obviously applies to many types of businesses beyond football, but since […]

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clubs LaLiga Spain | España

Real Sociedad cut salaries, refund season ticket holders 20%

MIAMI, Fla. (20-Apr-2020) — Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., better known simply as Real Sociedad, said they were cutting players’ wages by up to 20 per cent in an attempt to stabilise the club’s budget during the coronavirus crisis. “An agreement has been reached with the first team for the reduction of their wages by […]

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Inter Miami Hoy leagues Major League Soccer (MLS)

The Latest Update On MLS Season – What You Need To Know

League pushes back restart date 2020 season likely to be reformatted MIAMI, Fla. (19 April 2020) — The wait to resume the MLS regular season is only growing longer, and with each passing day, it is becoming apparent that the regular season will not be completed as hoped. In an announcement from its communications department, […]

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leagues North America Russo Law And Soccer Briefs

Mexico 2nd Division Cancels Rest of Season

MIAMI, Fla. (17-April 2020) — The Ascenso MX currently has twelve teams, but has been financially weak in recent years. The vote by club owners, via videoconference, to cancel the season adds another financial loss to the circuit. As recently as 2017, the league had a full eighteen teams. The Ascenso MX season had been […]

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Europe leagues Serie A

Do All Roads Lead To Rome?

Serie A weighing a unique solution to finish 2019/20 season 15 April 2020 — The Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italian di Gioco di Calcio “FIGC”), the national association that oversees the game in Italy, held a meeting on March 10. At that time, the body confirmed it was considering the option of holding playoffs to decide […]

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FC Barcelona LaLiga

Barcelona Cut Player And Staff Salaries Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

MARCH 27, 2020 — FC Barcelona News On March 27, FC Barcelona was among the very first clubs in LaLiga to announce that all members of its staff and player rosters, including its first-team football and basketball squads, will receive salary reductions while their leagues remain delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sport reported the news. […]

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Behind the NPSL Decision To Cancel 2020 Season

26-March-2020 In an email distributed to league clubs on Martch 26, 2020, Kenneth Farrell, the NPSL’s Chairman of the Board, announced that the 2020 NPSL summer season, under its current competition structure, has been cancelled. The email indicated that the decision was unanimous among the board members. Farrell cited the decision of the United States Adult […]

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clubs Europe leagues

German clubs return to training; hoping to resume play in May

Germany Prepares for Soccer’s Return – Fußball scheint zurückzukehren MIAMI, Fla. (10 April 2020) — Amid all the discussion and arguments in other European soccer leagues over pay cuts, furloughs, layoffs and player contracts, things are different in Germany. There is order and a carefully considered strategy to have football return. The Bundesliga has been […]

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clubs Europe leagues

Fallout in football from coronavirus continues

MIAMI, Fla. (9 April 2020) | UPDATED 16 April 2020 — TOP FOOTBALL NEWS Fiorentina, Torino Chief Executives Express Doubt Over Italian League Finishing Season The heads of Fiorentina and Torino said in separate interviews that they believed that the Serie A season was unlikely to finish due to the coronavirus pandemic. Italy has been […]