Fifa permits player transfers before delayed season ends

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Fifa have amended the transfer rules for this season. Picture: iStock
Fifa have amended the transfer rules for this season. Picture: iStock

Fifa will allow leagues to open their transfer windows before the delayed season has been completed as football recovers from the impact of the lengthy Covid-19 coronavirus-related shutdown, the game’s world governing body announced on Thursday.

Fifa has passed a series of temporary amendments to help deal with the havoc on the football calendar caused by the health crisis.

Most notably, these include allowing the “first registration period” – better known in Europe as the summer transfer window – to “overlap” with the delayed end to this season by up to four weeks.

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