Let’s remember that since March last year, foreign players and coaches could suspend contracts with our clubs and go to other countries without payment of transfers. Many Russian teams, due to such a decision of FIFA, filed a lawsuit, appealed to the same Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. And finally, FIFA has taken the first step towards.
Now foreigners will be able to leave our clubs only if they are paid money
Now the players who have stayed in the Premier League will no longer be able to suspend the agreement. In order for them to go away, potential buyers will have to pay for them or arrange an official lease. The same applies to players who came (or returned) to the Russian Championship in the last year – they will not be able to unilaterally leave their clubs.
At the same time, the old rules will continue to operate only for those who have already left and do not want to return. They must submit a written appeal to the team by July 1. For those who legally suspend the contract until June 2024, restrictions apply: they cannot carry out transfers or complete leases (not even for money). It turns out that such athletes are obliged to wait until the end of the contract suspension period and agree with the Russian Club.
By the way, not all foreign players left the Premier League after FIFA’s decision in March. There were also those who were not going anywhere and who continue to play for our clubs. Also, one of the brightest foreign players in the Russian championship, Brazilians Malcolm and Claudinho, extended their contract with Zenit and received Russian passports.
The Guinean François Camano is one of those legionnaires who respects his club and stayed at Lokomotiv. Photo: RIA Novosti
If we talk about coaches, Guillermo Abascal has a very successful debut season in our country. With the Spanish specialist, Spartak has every chance of winning medals at the end of the season, and Abascal himself extended his contract with the rojiblancos until the summer of 2025 in winter. Serbian Marko Nikolic is very likely to lead Dynamo in the near future.
By the way
One of the best soccer players of our time, Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Al-Nasr, wants to terminate his contract with a Saudi Arabian club early, reports Mundo Deportivo.
According to the source, Ronaldo is not satisfied with life in the new environment. The Portuguese environment persuades him in every possible way to return to Europe, where he previously played for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
If Ronaldo wants to terminate the agreement with Al-Nasr ahead of schedule, he will have to pay compensation in accordance with FIFA rules. Likewise, personal sanctions against the player are not ruled out.
Ronaldo joined Al Nasr on December 31 of last year. Since then, he has made 17 appearances for the team in all competitions, scoring 13 goals.