The legal director of FIFA, the Spanish Emilio García Silvero, stressed that due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis the situation has changed and that on July 1, contrary to what has usually happened “the market will not open “of transfers.García Silvero acknowledged that FIFA cannot extend the contracts already signed beyond June 30 and, therefore, the players could leave their club. However, they could not join another team because the transfer periods are going to change.“FIFA cannot extend the contracts beyond June 30, but the transfer windows will not be the same and the players will not be able to be registered. On July 1, the market does not open,” stressed the Spanish leader in an interview with the Cape Cope program “Playtime”.García Silvero indicated that a player on loan may return to his home club on June 30, when the loan ends. However, your card will not be processed for you to play. “If a loan ends on June 30, the player, theoretically, should return to his club but the registration window would not be open and the card would not be processed,” added García Silvero. The coronavirus crisis that affects the world of football leaves any plan on the market in the air. It remains to be seen when some normality can be restarted and the resumption of some competitions that have yet to end. García Silvero leaves open the possibility that there will be several periods to contract and adapt the needs of the entities. “There may be several windows. It will depend on the start and end of each competition. The idea is that the windows end just before each championship begins and they do not have to coincide”he ventured.The coronavirus crisis has disrupted the sports calendar for the year. It has canceled the Euro Cup and the Olympic Games, among many other events, carried over to 2021. This has meant that the new Club World Cup set for next year has had to be postponed to 2022 or 2023. “The new format for the Club World Cup has had to be postponed. We are still analyzing the date. It is a very exciting process”García Silvero indicated.Third windowThe International Football Federation (FIFA) has indicated that it would “deal flexibly” with the option of a third transfer window on its calendar, due to the current relocation of tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.James Kitching, Director of the FIFA Regulatory Corps, told German ARD television that un third transfer period “could be a possibility” for member federations.“This would be handled with flexibility as long as the total transfer period of 16 weeks is not extended.”, has been nuanced, since the current windows cover a maximum of 12 weeks between seasons and four weeks mid-season.
“The 1-J will not open the market”