Foreign footballers can leave Russia

Foreign footballers can leave Russia

Storavicin Knowledge claims that FIFA will make an announcement on the issue in no time.

There will be talk of an opportunity to suspend contracts until June 30. This is not in line with what Fifpro and WLF have requested in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Organizations want players to have the opportunity to have their contracts terminated permanently, but according to the New York Times, this is not part of FIFA’s plan.

Recently, all Russian clubs and teams have been banned indefinitely by FIFA and UEFA. Several coaches and players have also terminated their contracts or terminated them temporarily, among them the Norwegian striker of the Krasnodar team, Eric Bothem.

Lars Olden Larsen (Olympic Nizhny Novgorod) and Magnus Knudsen (Rostov) also play in the Russian League.

A chance for FIFA

The leader of the Central Norwegian Athletic Organization (NISO), Erlind Hanstveit, says they have worked closely with Fifpro.

We are pleased to have a functioning international organization that has put clear pressure on FIFA. The most important thing, of course, is the security of the players, but there is also a political aspect in terms of penalties, as Hanstveit points out.

Withdrawing players from Russia is an opportunity for FIFA. But it is clear that there are many processes underway both politically and legally that are affecting what the landscape will look like in the next few days, the NISO leader continues.

NISO LEADER: Former Brann player Erlend Hanstveit. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt

It’s strange to talk about transition windows

He will not comment on the status of the Norwegian trio in Russia. It is currently not clear if the athlete can play for another club during this period. “Sports law is a demanding exercise,” Hanstveit points out.

– So it’s not just a mathematical legal question. There are also very many other things. FIFA must use all means given the gravity of the situation.

– It’s a war in Europe. Talking about transition windows can be a factor that seems a bit strange to me, at least. It’s a matter of players’ security, Hanstveit says, and to what extent the international sports movement will impose full sanctions.

(© NTB)

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