FIFA considers dropping agent licence requirement
FIFA is considering abandoning its requirement that football clubs should only conduct player transfers using licensed player agents as part of a new approach based on regulating clubs and players' use of intermediaries. Asked whether FIFA was abandoning its requirement for player agents to be licensed by the national association in which they reside, FIFA's Legal Director, Macro Villiger, said: "Yes, this is possible. A working group of the FIFA Committee for Club Football was created which is currently dealing with such a reform. The working group is working on the new Regulations which will have to pass several committees. Hence, it is not possible for me to predict the outcome."
The full version of this article appears in the September edition of World Sports Law Report.