FIFA expands temporary work regulations in relation to the Ukrainian crisis

FIFA has expanded the temporary work regulations the world football body established in March in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to the statement players and coaches in Russia or Ukraine still have the right to suspend their contracts until 30 June 2023.

The official FIFA statement reads:

“Under the RSTP provisions approved by the Bureau of the Council, should clubs affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) or the Football Union of Russia (FUR) not reach a mutual agreement with their respective foreign players and coaches before or on 30 June 2022, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, these players and coaches will have the right to suspend their employment contracts with their clubs until 30 June 2023.

“Under the RSTP provisions approved by the Bureau of the Council, should clubs affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) or the Football Union of Russia (FUR) not reach a mutual agreement with their respective foreign players and coaches before or on 30 June 2022, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, these players and coaches will have the right to suspend their employment contracts with their clubs until 30 June 2023.

These provisions give players and coaches the opportunity to train, play and receive a salary, while protecting Ukrainian clubs and facilitating the departure of foreign players and coaches from Russia.

These provisions give players and coaches the opportunity to train, play and receive a salary, while protecting Ukrainian clubs and facilitating the departure of foreign players and coaches from Russia.

Additionally, in relation to the protection of minors, it has been clarified that minors fleeing Ukraine to other countries with their parents due to the armed conflict will be considered to have fulfilled the requirements of article 19 paragraph 2 a) of the RSTP, exempting them from the rule preventing the international transfer of players before the age of 18,”
There are currently some Ghanaian players employed by clubs in Russia and Ukraine.

Below are the names of these players:
Russia
Joel Fameyeh – Rubin Kazan
Ukraine
Raymond Frimpong Owusu – Zorya Luhansk
Rudolf Blagogee – Inhulets Petrove
Mohammed Kadiri – Dynamo Kyiv
Ernest Antwi – PFC Lviv
 

Additionally, in relation to the protection of minors, it has been clarified that minors fleeing Ukraine to other countries with their parents due to the armed conflict will be considered to have fulfilled the requirements of article 19 paragraph 2 a) of the RSTP, exempting them from the rule preventing the international transfer of players before the age of 18,”

There are currently some Ghanaian players employed by clubs in Russia and Ukraine.

Below are the names of these players:

Russia

Joel Fameyeh – Rubin Kazan

Ukraine

Raymond Frimpong Owusu – Zorya Luhansk

Rudolf Blagogee – Inhulets Petrove

Mohammed Kadiri – Dynamo Kyiv

Ernest Antwi – PFC Lviv

 

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