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FIFPro today filed legal action against FIFA, in the form of a competition law complaint lodged with the Directorate General Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, challenging the global transfer market system governed by FIFA’s regulations as being anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal.

During a special press conference held in Brussels on Friday 18 September, FIFPro President Philippe Piat, Secretary General Theo van Seggelen and Head of Policy Jonas Baer-Hoffmann informed the press about the complaint, the backgrounds, the details and the problems that initiated this action.

The full press conference can be watched via YouTube and the embedded link below The press conference starts after 21.00 minutes.