FIFA to order clubs to extend players' contracts, change transfer windows
FIFA to order clubs to extend players' contracts, change transfer windows
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FIFA to order clubs to extend players' contracts, change transfer windows

World football governing body FIFA is suggesting players' contracts be extended until the very end of the current season, which has been heavily affected by the Coronavirus. 

This is according to a confidential document seen by Reuters, and which was presented to a special Coronavirus working group. 

The body further suggests that transfer periods be adjusted to fit in with the new dates and that all bodies and organizations should be involved in finding solutions on how to handle the remainder of the season.

Uncertainty hangs over the remainder of the season, with clubs facing further challenges with players whose contracts are due to expire at the end of the current campaign. 

"This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players," read part of the document.

"In case of overlapping seasons and/or registration periods, and unless all parties agree otherwise, priority be given to the former club to complete their season with their original squad, in order to safeguard the integrity of a domestic league championship".

Major Leagues across the world have been postponed due to the virus, which has claimed the lives of thousands so far. 

New infection cases are also on the rise, with the USA, Italy, Spain, and Germany the most affected.

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