Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Player Contracts: Greek FA accepts nationality restrictions violate EU law

The Hellenic Football Federation has accepted an argument raised before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that a rule requiring six players in second division squads to be eligible for the national team contravenes EU law. Dr. Gregory Ioannidis, who acted as Counsel for the Appellant at the CAS, outlines the arguments raised at the CAS against the rule, and examines the implications for similar restrictions, such as FIFA's '6+5' rule.
The full version of this article appears in the August edition of World Sports Law Report.



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