Fifa, football’s world governing organisation have announced a series of moves in light of the global pandemic including the extension of players’ contracts.
The pandemic has seen the UK football season suspended and it is unclear when it will resume. However, it is now accepted by most people that the initial hope of completing the 2019-20 season by 30 June will not happen.
After agreement was reached with major stakeholders about the way forward, new proposals have been approved by Fifa’s Bureau of Council.
With many player contracts scheduled to expire at the end of June, it has been agreed those deals will automatically extend until whenever the season eventually ends – with new deals beginning before the 2020-21 season starts.
Fifa will also be flexible with transfer windows to account for the current and new season starting dates.