Infantino and ceferin for transfer reform

Infantino and ceferin for transfer reform

After angela merkel’s criticism of the transfer madness, world football leaders insist on political support for transfer reform.

"I would like to tell her that we think exactly the same and will do something about it," FIFA president infantino told the german press agency and other news agencies in geneva, addressing the german chancellor. "The only thing i expect from mrs. Merkel and all other heads of government in europe and around the world is their support when we introduce new regulations."

Earlier, at the extraordinary congress of the european football union, the head of UEFA, aleksander ceferin, had criticized the lack of political support, referring to the statements made by merkel so far. "To all european politicians: we could not agree more," the slovenian stressed. "But you have not helped us very much in getting things in order."

This summer, among others, brazil’s superstar neymar had moved from FC barcelona to paris saint-germain for the record sum of 222 million euros. There is a "whole arsenal to better regulate the game," UEFA chief ceferin said. As possible measures, he mentioned the introduction of a salary cap, a luxury tax, smaller squads, a limit on commissions for consultants and a limit on loans. Much of this is prevented by european law. "The momentum is there," said ceferin. "I have every intention of doing it. It is my goal."

A little later, infantino also mentioned possible concrete steps on the eighth floor of the funf-sterne congress hotel. The head of the world governing body spoke out in favor of a globally harmonized transfer window and against transfers during the current season. "If you run a marathon, you don’t take a bike after ten kilometers either," he said.

DFB president reinhard grindel also told the deutsche presse-agentur regarding a possible end to the transfer period before the season that he would be "happy to push for this in UEFA". At the same time, the UEFA vice-president stressed the importance of a joint solution with the association of european professional football leagues and the european club association. The global transfer spending from 1. JUNE TO 1. According to FIFA, the total revenue for september was 3.93 billion euros – almost as much as for the whole of 2016.

Merkel had recently voiced criticism of the drastic increase in the amount of money paid out this summer. "Such sums no human being can comprehend. UEFA and FIFA should adjust the rules for player transfers once again to ensure greater sporting balance," the CDU party leader said recently.

The other topics at the fifth UEFA congress in just two years took a back seat to the transfer debate.

Finals: the champions league final on may 1. June 2019 will be held at the estadio metropolitana of atletico madrid. Azerbaijan’s baku may host europe league final on 29. May 2019. Super cup to be held at besiktas stadium in istanbul. Women’s champions league final awarded to budapest.

FIFA council: world cup host russia again given a seat on the FIFA council. Alexei sorokin, head of the organization of the 2018 world championship, was elected by acclamation as a new member of the government of the world federation. In march, FIFA’s governance and review committee had denied russian multi-functionalist vitali mutko a bid because of a feared conflict of interest. "I met him several times and got to know him as a fubball manager without any rough proximity to politics," grindel said about sorokin. "He is very open for fan affairs. In this respect, there was no reason for me not to support his candidacy."

UEFA vice: italian michele uva replaces resigning angel maria villar llona as one of five UEFA vice presidents. The spaniard was most recently arrested on corruption charges. Portuguese fernando gomes to take over villar llona’s post as european representative on the fifa council for the time being, until the next uefa congress in february 2018.

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