26 May 2020
The FIFA Football Law Annual Review 2019 was originally planned to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 16 March 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were forced to reschedule the on site event.
Following FIFA’s initiative to share its most important regulatory changes and decisions every year with all interested parties, we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the FIFA Football Law Annual Review 2019 on 22 and 23 June 2020. Due to the current international restrictions, the FIFA Football Law Annual Review 2019 will be a special online event streamed on FIFA.com.
Attendance is free of charge and registration before the event is not necessary. All presentations will be given in English, with simultaneous interpreting into Spanish and French. Please have a look at the Programme and Circular for further details.
30 Mar 2020
On 27 and 28 September 2019, the FIFA RFEF 8th International Congress in Football Law took place at the HQ of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), in Las Rozas, Madrid.
In collaboration with the RFEF, FIFA will be broadcasting all presentations given during this International Congress on FIFA.com and FIFA's official YouTube Channel.
Please refer to the document below for more information on the schedule, including dates and times of these broadcasts.
11 Mar 2020
FIFA has offered its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Vinayak P. Pradhan, deputy chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, who passed away on Sunday 8 March 2020.
As deputy chairman of FIFA’s Ethics Committee since June 2019, Mr Pradhan made a telling contribution to protecting the safety and well-being of individuals involved in football, and to ensuring greater transparency of ethics proceedings, one of the main FIFA reforms.
He also held the position of director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in a distinguished legal career, which included being named 'Arbitrator of the Year' in 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Malaysia. He was also named Commissioner with the United Nations Compensation Commission and Commissioner of the Enforcement Agency lntegrity Commission, and was appointed to numerous national and international prestigious positions.
On behalf of the international football community, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary-General Fatma Samoura have extended their deepest sympathies in writing to the AIAC.