FIFA are considering the possibility of changing the dates of this summer’s transfer window because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Elite-level football right across Europe has come to a halt in recent weeks as the outbreak of COVID-19 has swept its way across the globe, causing mass panic and chaos to multiple countries.
In England, the situation is no different, as all football has been suspended until April 30, at the earliest, as the country looks to try and slow down the spread of the virus.
Should the campaign resume at the end of April, which seems unlikely at this moment in time due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could have implications on the future of this summer’s transfer window, with dates likely to be in need of changing due to when the current season will end.
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At this moment in time, the men’s transfer window in England and Scotland will open for business on June 10.
European football officials met on Tuesday to hold talks and still hope to finish their domestic season by June 30.
Discussions have also been held in regards to players’ contracts, as rules may be in need of changing due to the unprecedented situation that sport currently finds itself in.
Coronavirus and football
A FIFA spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “On March 18 the Bureau of the FIFA council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19.
“This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.
“This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players.”
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