FIFA opens window for Ukrainian players to change clubs

FIFA has relaxed its transfer policy to allow home-based Ukrainian players to join foreign clubs without having to wait for the next transfer window.

This comes after Fifa last week allowed foreign footballers and coaches working in Ukraine and Russia to suspend their contracts temporarily and move elsewhere.

In its statement on Wednesday it confirmed that “Ukrainian players may be allowed to be registered with another club even if that registration period is closed in the association of the club with which they intend to be registered”.

Clubs are limited to welcoming a maximum of two players covered by this exemption as reported by best Australian online casinos.

Fifa’s announcement came on the third week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which world football’s governing body said it “continues to condemn”.

It called for “a rapid cessation of hostilities and for a return to peace”.

Russia is awaiting a verdict from sport’s top court CAS regarding Fifa’s decision to kick Russia out of the 2022 World Cup finals qualifying process.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport is deliberating whether to grant Russia a stay of execution and allow the country to play its World Cup play-off against Poland next week.

Before the league was abruptly ended, Shakhtar Donetsk was atop with 47 points from 18 matches, two more than rivals Dynamo Kyiv. Dnipro and Zorya trailed the pair as witnessed by all and south african online casino.

Three local players topped the goalscoring chart. Artem Dovbyk of Dnipro had 14 goals. Kyiv’s Viktor Tsygankov racked three fewer while his teammate, Vitalli Buyalskyi garnered nine.

In terms of assists, Shakhtar’s Mykhailo Mudryk had managed six – two more than four of his compatriots. These players will ne hope to secure moves out of their country.

The Ukrainian Premier League initially paused for a minimum of 30 days after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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