Covid-19 and FIFA Guidelines

As we all know the outbreak of COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has now spread all over the world. Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, every aspect of the daily life of ours has started to feel the tension, and this situation led to cancellation of many events — for the sake of public health, so in that sense, sports competitions are one of these events facing this crisis. Considering the features of the tournaments, competitions or matches, especially being played out on a wide-open area heaving with the audiences, the cancelation/postponement of the leagues is very required. So, at this point, several issues are arising about what will happen when a sports event gets cancelled. Mostly about the financial matters for sure, whether the contracts between the club and football players or coaches are still valid even though the matches are no longer played, whether the parties still have the obligations/liabilities or not etc. All these uncertainties are related to one legal issue: force majeure.

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