logo 90 anni
aipsmedia appstore ipad
aipsmedia appstore android
Headquarters
National Associations
Continental Sections
Sports
Sport World News
Press Releases
Beijing Olympics 2008
AIPS 90TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRESS, BAKU 2014
RIO 2016
Guangzhou Asian Games 2010
Olympic Council of Asia
International Olympic Committee
Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010
WADA
SPORTACCORD
LONDON 2012
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
QATAR 2022
AIPS Congress Antalya 2010
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Daegu World Championships in Athletics 2011
Universiade Shenzhen 2011
PyeongChang 2018
EHF
Accreditation
AIPS Congress Seoul
Universiade Shenzhen 2011
Korean Air
FIAS
YOG 2012 Innsbruck
Universiade Gwangju 2015
Professional Development
TIROL
JOB VACANCY
AIPS 75th Anniversary Congress Innsbruck
Procter & Gamble
FINA
Commonwealth Games Federation
FIG
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Brazil 2014
CISM
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Azerbaijan
AIPS Congress Sochi 2013
Tokyo 2020
FIFA
United World Wrestling
COMMENT
WLA
2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, UAE
IHF
SPECIAL OLYMPICS
AIPS 90th ANNIVERSARY
Executive Committee
Continental Sections
National Associations
Commissions
President Board Advisor
Honorary Members
The History of Aips
Statutes
AIPS code of professional conduct standards
Congresses
Executive Committee & Bureau Meetings
AIPS Commissions Meetings
Past Officials
ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012
2008 - 2009 CONCACAF Champions League
2009 International Sporting Events (I)
2009 International Sporting Events (II)
International Cricket Council 2009 Schedule
FIFA Calendar 2009
IOC Calendar 2009
2010 International Sporting Events
2010-2014 FIS Calendar of Events
2010 IHF Calendar
ICF major events 2010
World Sports Calendar 2011
International Amateur Sambo Federation (FIAS) Calendar 2010 - 2013
FOOTBALL
Bookmark and Share
FIFA Congress concludes in Nassau
FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Photo/Getty Images
 

From FIFA

NASSAU, Bahamas, June 4, 2009 - 98% of the FIFA Congress members yesterday voted in favour of a declaration about safeguarding the values of football and protecting the game and its players with regard to the principles of the integrity of competitions, the unpredictability of results, sporting ethics and fair play in all areas and at all levels of the global football pyramid (see link to full declaration below). In particular, the declaration tackles the following major issues: the protection of players aged under 18, national teams, the identity of clubs and the training of young players at said clubs (6+5 rule), the fight against doping, the promotion of "financial fair play", an in-depth reform of the players' agents system and global football governance.

At the opening of the Congress, the FIFA President had said: "The theme of this Congress is protecting the game, protecting the players - above all, young players - and strengthening governance. We shall not only deal with the consequences of the issues but find solutions to tackle the roots, the causes of these issues. This is
an added responsibility for all of us. But we have our wonderful game as a tool for hope and emotions. That's why we have to protect our game."

Protection of minors

Speaking about the protection of minors, Joseph S. Blatter said to the assembly: "It is our duty to the youth of the world to protect young players. We must do it together. Stop the slavery of these young players!" The declaration fully supports the measures decided by the FIFA Executive Committee in March 2009 (see FIFA circular no. 1190), which will come into force on 1 October 2009 and include the following:

*        a sub-committee of the Players' Status Committee will be in charge of the
examination and possible approval of every international transfer of a minor player,
which could be justified by one of the three exceptions mentioned in the relevant
regulations. Approval will also be required for every first registration of a minor
player who is not a national of the country in which he wishes to be registered.

*        all football schools independent of already-registered clubs will be obliged to
register themselves with the member associations. Moreover, all clubs that operate
an academy will be obliged to report all minor players to the association upon whose
territory the academy operates. Furthermore, each association is obliged to ensure
that all players attending an academy or a football school that is not linked to a
club shall be reported to the association.

*        Finally, the value of the training compensation for players aged 12 to 15 will be
substantially increased as a deterrent against the poaching of young talents.

6+5

"At this year's Congress, it is not about adopting a formal decision on a regulation
for 6+5," commented Joseph S. Blatter. "When and if the Lisbon Treaty is adopted,
then we will come back to you and ask you if you're still behind us, supporting this
rule, which is to protect the national teams, the training in clubs and the identity
of these clubs. This is not only for Europe, but for the world," he added.

The Treaty of Lisbon, currently in the process of ratification, comprises a very
clear article 165 on:

-          the "specificity of sport" and its "structures" and its "social and
educational role"

-          the need to preserve the "openness and the fairness" of competitions

An INEA (Institute for European Affairs) study conducted by legal experts concluded in February 2009 that 6+5 is compatible with European law. 

Players' health

Prof. Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's Chief Medical Officer, stressed that prevention has a significant impact on the reduction of injuries. This is particularly illustrated by "The 11+" (see link below), a series of physical exercises created by FIFA's Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC). Moreover, based on experiments conducted by
F -MARC, results show that the practice of football is beneficial for health. FIFA has launched a campaign featuring international football stars to promote health through football. On 17-18 October 2009, the FIFA member associations will gather in Zurich for a FIFA Medical Network conference. 

Doping

The Congress was informed that FIFA is currently working, together with WADA, on a programme aimed at developing a biological passport, which, among other things, consists of a periodical examination of blood and urine.  Almost 30,000 doping controls per year are conducted in football with an incidence of 0,3% (for anabolics, the annual incidence is 0,03 %). As WADA confirmed on 29 May, the 2009 FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations comply with the World Anti-Doping Code. WADA Director General David Howman was present at this year's FIFA Congress.

Stadiums and security

During his address to the Congress members, Joseph S. Blatter stated: "It is your duty in your association and with your clubs to ensure security. I know you do not have the power to do this alone. But you have to work together with the political authorities, the police or the army in your country to ensure that football is organised with security and order. We have instructed our referees and match commissioners to not kick off the game until order and security are ensured in and around the stadium." On the subject of stadiums, Joseph S. Blatter commented that "spectators should be seated, not standing. People are more quiet when they are seated. And there should be no fences. Fences in stadiums are not adequate."


Change of association (art. 18 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes)


58% of the Congress members approved an amendment to the current article. So far, players eligible to change associations in order to play for another national team could only do so until their 21st birthday. The Congress has now decided to lift this age limit, but has maintained all the other provisions of art. 18.

Autonomy of sport

The Congress approved amendments to the FIFA Statutes regarding the independence of member associations.

FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 / 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(tm)

Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the South African Local Organising Committee, made a report about the preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(tm) as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, which kicks off in 11 days' time.

Executive Committee

A tribute was paid to Dr Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia) and Slim Chiboub (Tunisia), whose mandates within the FIFA Executive Committee have come to an end. At the same time, the Congress welcomed new Executive Committee members Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) and Vitaly Mutko (Russia).

205 FIFA member associations attended the 59th FIFA Congress (Angola, Lebanon and Yemen were absent). At the start of the proceedings, the Congress approved the agenda of the 2009 FIFA Congress, which included the following amendment: the FIFA Executive Committee withdrew its proposal to discuss the eligibility criteria for the Men's Olympic Football tournaments. Instead, a task force comprising members of the international football family will be created to discuss this issue.

The Congress also approved the minutes of the 2008 FIFA Congress in Sydney, the 2008-2009 FIFA Activity Report, the consolidated financial statements for 2008, the detailed budget for 2010 and an amendment regarding the FIFA standing committees.

 



 
 
Read all 0 comments
 
HAVE YOUR SAY
 
NameE-Mail
 
CityCountry
 
 
 
Video GalleryView all
laureus
specialolympics
world-lotteries
honav
tirol
aips_arabic
Continental Sections 
aips asia
aips america
aips europe
Flash Sport World NewsView all
Azhar focused on making starts count
30/10/14 07:01 - Cricinfo
Tarkett signe son grand retour dans la moquette
30/10/14 06:45 - Le Monde
TODAY'S DILEMMA: What would you choose, Liverpool fans?
30/10/14 06:44 - Daily Mirror
Perez 'very close' to new deal
30/10/14 06:37 - Skysports.com
Mia Hamm: "Ammiro Totti E Roma è solo giallorossa"
30/10/14 06:37 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Toulon prop handed suspension
30/10/14 06:33 - Skysports.com
Zouma happy to be at Chelsea
30/10/14 06:32 - Skysports.com
Kuszczak training with Wolves
30/10/14 06:32 - Skysports.com
WATCH: Caps' Chimera has nose rearranged
30/10/14 06:31 - Toronto Sun
Bercy : suivez Tsonga-Nishikori en direct
30/10/14 06:23 - Le Monde
Manchester City vs Manchester United analysis: Manuel Pellegrini has no excuse for City's lack of a Plan B, writes Danny Higginbotham
30/10/14 06:16 - The Independent
Liverpool injury list: Daniel Sturridge remains sidelined ahead of Newcastle trip
30/10/14 06:16 - The Independent
Bayern-Star Ribéry - Darum trat er aus der Nationalelf zurück
30/10/14 06:15 - Bild
Ferrero, il "Tapiro" e Thohir "Indonesiano? Non sapevo"
30/10/14 06:14 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Bruce: Diame is a cult hero
30/10/14 06:12 - Skysports.com
Friday's PRO12 preview
30/10/14 06:10 - Skysports.com
Fantasy Football: Week 9 Player Tiers
30/10/14 06:10 - New York Times
Sotil e la maglia del Barça "Seppellitemi vestito così"
30/10/14 06:08 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Speed key to Osaila claims
30/10/14 06:04 - Skysports.com
FIA ready to support cost cap?
30/10/14 06:04 - Skysports.com
EditorialFocusInterviewProfilesTimeout
Focus
The Ethics 'Iron Lady' of the Olympics

Read more
AIPS Partners 
  IOC
International Olympic Committe
  FIFA
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  IAAF
International Association of Athletics Federations
  FINA
Federation Internationale de Natation
  FIBA
International Basketball Federation
  FIS
International Ski Federation
  FIG
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
  FISU
Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
  FIAS
Federation International Amateur de Sambo
  FILA
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
  IHF
International Handball Federation
  EHF
European Handball Federation
     
Copyright 2008 AIPS MEDIA | Privacy PolicyWeb Design: Studio Colore