Official Statement

Official Statement

LaLiga has today submitted an appeal and requested precautionary/interim measures before the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) against the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council laid out in a statement on 13 August 2021, which infringes FIFA’s own statutes and regulations.

LaLiga will also file a lawsuit against FIFA in the Swiss courts for infraction of competition rules.

LaLiga presents this case before the CAS in order to defend the integrity of its competition and the rights of its clubs affected by players being called up for international duty during the upcoming CONMEBOL international match calendar in September and October, which has been extended by two days. Other confederations such as UEFA and CONCACAF have not extended their match calendar despite scheduling the same number of matches (three), working to fit in three international rounds of fixtures in a maximum of ten days so as not to disrupt domestic league competitions.

Domestic leagues, together with their clubs, have already agreed to accept a new FIFA match window (for all confederations except UEFA) in January 2022 in order to accommodate match dates previously disrupted by the global health pandemic.  

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