Arsenal handed FIFA fine over secret sell-on clauses for player transfers

first_img Promoted ContentFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Now7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Arsenal have been fined by FIFA and warned about its conduct regarding player transfers. Loading… World football’s governing body have fined the Premier League club £34,000 and the Gunners have been warned that they could face harsher sanctions in the future However, sell-on clauses placed in their contracts were variable, meaning if either returned to clubs in the UK, Arsenal would receive a bigger fee. In Akpom’s case, Arsenal would receive 40 percent of the transfer fee if he moved to a British club, but only 30 percent if he went elsewhere. Frosinone would pay Arsenal 30 percent of any fee if Campbell was sold back to the UK, but only 25 percent if he went anywhere else. The discovery of the sell-on clauses has seen an investigation take place since January, having not been initially declared.Advertisement The FIFA disciplinary committee found Arsenal to be violating rules for entering into contracts that thus enabled it to influence other clubs, and also for failing to declare data in its Transfer Matching System. “The committee considers that, by the mere existence of these clauses, Frosinone and PAOK FC are influenced by Arsenal in employment and transfer-related matters,” FIFA disciplinary committee member Thomas Hollerer wrote in the verdict document on Thursday. “The committee considers that the relevant clauses undoubtedly grant Arsenal the ability to influence in employment and transfer-related matters the independence, policies and the performance of PAOK FC and Frosinone’s teams.” Hollerer added: “It is evident that in a scenario in which PAOK FC and/or Frosinone receive two similar and/or identical offers for the transfer of the relevant players, one being from a club in the United Kingdom and the other one coming from a club outside the United Kingdom, PAOK FC and Frosinone would be more inclined to accept the offer coming from the club outside the United Kingdom, as it would make the operation most profitable from a purely financial point of view.” read also:Saka to battle, Pepe, Xhaka For Arsenal Player Of The Month FIFA has also told Arsenal that FIFA that “should such infringements occur again in the future, the committee would be left with no other option than to impose harsher sanctions.” In their defence, Arsenal said that both the Premier League and the FA were satisfied there was no breach of third-party influence rules. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


BiH plays Tonight against Armenia for UEFA European Championship 2020 Qualifiers

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) coach Robert Prosinecki on Monday announced the list of players for the matches against Armenia in UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifiers.Prosinecki told a press conference here that the first qualifying matches are very important, as well as confidence and good atmosphere in the team that will follow afterward.Prosinecki added that he called 23 players including four new names, namely Sead Kolasinac, Darko Todorovic, Stjepan Loncar and Elvir Koljic.BiH will play against Armenia on March 23 at Grbavica stadium in Sarajevo, and three days later, against Greece at Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica, a city located 70 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo.Following is the squad:Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic, Vedran Kjosevski, Kenan PiricDefenders: Sead Kolasinac, Toni Sunjic, Ermin Bicakcic, Ervin Zukanovic, Eldar Civic, Darko TodorovicMidfielders: Muhamed Besic, Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Elvis Saric, Rade Krunic, Goran Zakaric, Amer Gojak, Haris Duljevic, Edin Visca, Deni Milosevic, Stjepan LoncarForwards: Edin Dzeko, Kenan Kodro, Riad Bajic, Elvir Koljic.The match will take place at Grbavica stadium at 20:45 o’clock.last_img read more


England coach reveals the methods Hiddink used to turn around Chelsea’s season

first_img Guus Hiddink has guided Chelsea away from their early season troubles 2 England’s Grand Slam-winning coach Eddie Jones has revealed how interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink steered the Blues away from the foot of the Premier League table.Jones, who guided England to rugby union’s Six Nations title earlier this year, visited Chelsea’s Cobham training base last week to observe Hiddink and his staff’s methods, and gave an insight into the Dutchman’s work.“He inherited a team that obviously wasn’t performing well and there were some factions within the team,” Jones explained, in our sister publication, Sport magazine.“It was how he put that team back together and got them out of the relegation zone – got them playing a Chelsea style of football.“One of the things that resonated with me was that he didn’t go back to what had happened.“He concentrated on what they could do in the future, which was not dissimilar to what we tried to do with England.”SEE THE FULL ARTICLE IN SPORT MAGAZINE THIS WEEKLike Hiddink, Jones took over a struggling team, after England last autumn became the first host nation to fall at the World Cup pool stage. 2 The Australian rugby coach – who watched Chelsea lose 0-3 at home to Manchester City (pictured above) – drew parallels between Hiddink’s approach with Chelsea and his own methods with the England team.“We didn’t go back [to England’s rugby players] and say: ‘These things were wrong, these things were right,’” said Jones.“We just said: ‘This is your opportunity to change it. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. If you want to be part of the solution, you start working hard, you start playing for the team, you start understanding that you’ve got to be selfless.’”last_img read more