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European Commission will examine the football transfer system

This is the result of a complaint lodged today to the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission by the World Players’ Union FIFpro. According to the statement of the Union, it challenges transfer system administered by International Federation of Football Association ("FIFA") on thebreach of antitrust rulet chich are binding.

This is not a new argument, because existence of competitive constraints imposed by FIFA’s regulations was not usually the subject of dispute. The essence of the complaint is,  a statement that aims and values of the "specificity of sport" which were supposed to justify the restrictions introduced, were not achieved nor protected under the existing system.

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