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FIFA

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FOOTBALL
ASSOCIATIO N
FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE

STATUTE S
Regulations governing th e
Application of the Statute s
Standing Orders
of the Congres s

English edition
1994

FIFA

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIO N

STATUTE S
Regulations Governing th e
Application of the Statute s
Standing Orders
of the Congres s

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English editio n
1994

Index
Statutes
Regulations governing the Application
of the Statutes
Standing Orders of the Congress

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This text was approved by the 1994 FIFA Congress in Chicago
and shall apply as from 16 September 1994

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE
DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIO N
President.
Genera/ Secretary.
Address :

Dr Joáo Havelange (Brazil )
Joseph S . Blatter (Switzerland )
FIFA House ,
Hitzigweg 11, 8030 Zurich, Switzerlan d
Telephone : 41-1/384 95 95
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STATUTES OF FIF A
Interpretation clause
In interpreting these Statutes and regulations the words:
" FIFA" or "Federation" means "Fédération Internationale de Football association" .
z "An association" or "the associations" refer to the national associations, except where the context denotes a different meaning .
s "League" means an internal organisation subordinated to a national association.
4 British associations" refer to the four associations of the United
Kingdom, i.e . The Football Association, The Scottish Football association, The Football Association of Wales, and the Irish Football Asso ciation (Northern Ireland).
6 "International Board" or "the Board" refers to the International
Football Association Board .
s "Confederation" is a group of national associations affiliated to
FIFA and belonging to the same continent (or assimilable geographi c
entity) .
r The "Executive Committee" means the Executive Committee o f
FIFA as constituted in accordance with these Statutes .
a "Member" means a national association which is in membership
with FIFA or a person who is a member of a committee of FIFA .
9 "Officials" mean all board members, coaches, trainers and people
responsible for technical, medical and administrative matters in a
confederation, national association, league or club .
1e The term "association football" refers to the game specifically controlled by the Federation and as regulated by the Laws of the Game .

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religious .. a to control every type of association football bytaking steps as shal l be deemed necessary or advisable to prevent infringements of th e Statutes or regulations of FIFA or of the Laws of the Game as lai d down by the International Football association Board. headquarter s TI Ile and consbtution Headquarters Art . Title. z to foster friendly relations among national associations. It shall be located in Zurich. also ask to become affiliated t o FIFA . at there shall be no discrimination against a country or an individua l for reasons of race. confederations. religion or politics . A national association. or de- . Art . a-a a national association which tolerates. aryulre the status of a person as soon as they show by Neircanstitutlo n theirinterlon to have corporate existence . a Only one association shall be recognised in each country . allows or organises compe titions in which discrimination is practised or which is established in a country where discrimination in sport is laid down by law shall not b e admitted to FIFA or shall be expelled if it is already a member . Art . and their officials and players by promoting the organisatio n of football matches at all levels and by supporting association football by all other means which it deems appropriate . ' Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code 'Associations which have a political. chadteme. soviet or any othe r then en Industrial object. constitution. 16 §4 [d]). x FIFA shall consist of the national associations which are affiliate d to it and recognised by it as controlling association football in their re spective countries . 1 t The "Fédération Internationale de Football association" is an as sociation in accordance with Art. 60 ff of the Swiss Civil Code' . Objects Object . with the authorisation of the national association o f the country on which it is dependent. Each of the four British associations shall be recognised as a member of FIFA. Switzerlan d and may only be transferred elsewhere if the Congress passes a reso lution to that effect (cf . 'The wradiation must be drawn up in ardor and state the object . sN eand . 11 . s A football association in a region which has not yet gained independence may. 2 The objects of the Federation are : f to promote the game of association football in every way it deem s fit . . I . to prevent th e introduction of other improper methods or practices in the game and t o protect it from abuses . when applying to take part in a competition. ended. the capital and the oMardeatio n of the society . a The location of the FIFA headquarters shall be determined by a resolution of the Congress .

5 Decision ' During the Congress session at which its application for membership is to be decided. 5 The Regulations governing the Application of the Statutes shall determine the terms and conditions . Failin g this. by means of statutory regulations. 2 The application for membership shall contain a declaration i n which the applicant association undertakes : (a) to conform at all times to the Statutes. the provisions of Art . contain a mandatory clause stipulating the restraints and obligations contained in Art . 19 and 22) is empowered to grant provisional mem bership which shall be submitted to the next Congress for ratification . however. 46 of these Statutes for or memberenip the year of its admission. 2 An association which has been granted membership must pay the consequences annual subscription fee as laid down in Art . without excep tion. 4 The applicant association shall submit to FIFA a file containin g details of its internal organisation and the sports infrastructure (facili ties for playing football) in its country . 2 The Executive Committee or the Emergency Committee of th e • Federation (Art . leave the conference hall whils t the application is being considered and voted upon . d The applicant association shall enclose a copy of its own statutes and regulations with its request . These statutes must. . (b) to observe the Laws of the Game in force with the Federation . 46 §3 shall be applied mutatis mutandis . 4 ' An association applying for membership shall address a written request to this effect to the Federation . Membership Application for membership Tennsan d conditions Art. These delegates must. eppiic i dg n through its delegates. s Payment of the subscription fee must be made within 30 days o f acceptance of the associatio n 's membership bythe Congress. ciding to organise one. If the application is accepted. I• Art . Membership Art . principles for settling any differences that may arise between or among national asso ciations . I ' III . 3 Associations shall be admitted as members by the Congress only . address the Congress in support of its application . 58 of the FIFA Statutes . 4 to provide. regulations and decisions of FIFA . the applicant association in question may. shall give assurances to the Federation that it s provisions will be respected . the delegates of the association which has just bee n granted membership shall immediately be allowed to take part in th e remaining work of the Congress .

8 The Congress may grant the title of Honorary President or Honorary Member to an for meritorious services rendered to th e anperson y Federation . 9 + National associations affiliated to FIFA and geographically situated on the same continent may form confederations which will be recognised by FIFA . to the other affiliated associations. officia l correspondence both with FIFA and the other associations on all mat ters including disputes among associations . ' Art . Art . on its behalf. x Once an association has been accepted as a member. 7 ' The executive body of an association shall be appointed only by means of election within that association . if it has not been appointed in accordance with §1 above . x Each association shall send to the Federation and. its official handbook and all communications modifying its statutes and regulations . The regulations of any such group shall be subject to the approval o f the association . 8 Any decision taken by an outside body to suspend an association's executive body shall not be binding on the Federation . upon request . provided that the entry deadline has not passed . a An Honorary President or an Honorary Member shall be permitte d to attend the Congress with the right to join in discussions. even on an interim basis. comsponsense Executive bodies Honorer aasMeut wd Honorary Member coniodeanons Art. it shall be entitled to enter immediately for any of the competitions organised b y FIFA. The association's statutes shall define the power s apportioned to any such group as well as its rights and obligations . Leagues or any other groups of clubs at association level shal l only be permitted with the association's express consent and shall be subordinate to it . R The Federation shall not recognise the executive body of an asso ciation. ' Art . The statutes of an association shall provide for an election procedure that guarantees the com plete independence of the electorate . 6 Each association shall inform the Federation of the name and ad dress of the person responsible for conducting. but not t o vote . FIFA shall recognise the following confederations : (a) Confédération Africaine de Footbal l (b) Asian Football confederation . x Nominations for such positions shall be made by the Executiv e Committee .

e Each of the recognised confederations shall have the following rights and duties : (a) to comply with and enforce compliance with the FIFA Statutes . The opinion of the confederation concerne d geographically is required. 1. 19 of the FIFA Statutes . (c) Union of European Football association s (d) Confederación Norte-Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbo l (e) Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol . (g) to elect. z FIFA may. particularly yout h competitions . (c) to organise its own inter-club competitions. an d upon the latter's recommendation. in exceptional circumstances.g . which will give such associations the right to participate in its competitions and discussions bu t not the right to vote. etc . (m)generally to take all action it deems useful to encourage the development of association football on its continent (e . authorise a confederation to grant membership to a national association that belongs geographically to another continent and is not affiliated to the confederation on that continent. (b) to co-operate with FIFA in all matters relating to the organisation o f international competitions and football in general .) . (k) to appoint committees which will work in close co-operation with the corresponding FIFA committees . exercis e this function with due respect and attention . it is entitled to some of the rights conferred upon the confedera tions . (1) to ensure that the representatives it has appointed to th e FIFA bodies. seminars. the status of associate membe r for not more than two years' duration. as the confederation's representatives. to an association of another confederation (or it s member clubs) or to an association which is not a member of a con federation (or its member clubs) to take part in approved competi tions which it organises . These rights shall be determined by the Executive Committee i n accordance with its statutory powers . by organisin g courses. and providin g FIFA approves. (d) to organise its own international competitions. (h) to maintain good relations and co-operation with FIFA by appointing two members to serve on a consultative committee with a n equal number of representativesfrom FIFA to deal with matters o f interest to the confederation and FIFA . a Oceania is regarded as an independent geographical entity . vice president s and members to the FIFA Executive Committee in compliance wit h Art . Rights an d . (e) to ensure that international leagues or any other such combinatio n of clubs or leagues shall not be formed without its consent and th e approval of FIFA. (f) toassign to associations wishing to become membersof FIFA. regulations and decisions . and elected to the Executive Committee. (I) to grant permission in exceptional circumstances. As such.

.1 . z The names of the delegates must be sent to the general secretariat before the opening of the Congress. 1 2 Each association shall have the right to one vote and be entitled t o be represented by a maximum of three delegates.'ates Art . Their composition an d functions are stipulated in Art. (n) to constitute all the bodies necessary to fulfil the duties incumben t upon them . Z The Executive Committee may at any time call an Extraordinary Congress of the Federation . . the supreme authority . a The statutes and regulations of the confederations must be submitted to the Executive Committee of FIFA for approval . all of whom ma y take part in the debates. as such . a The general secretariat shall be the administrative body of FIFA . 4 The standing and ad hoc committees shall serve to assist the vari ous bodies of FIFA in their respective duties . a Only the delegates present and entitled to vote shall decide an y questions put to the vote . 2 The Executive Committee shall be the executive body of FIFA . The one having the right t o vote must be indicated . 1 0 + The Congress shall be the legislative body of FIFA and. 1 1 The Congress. 5 The Executive Committee of FIFA may.ná adminisMim bous Art. he shall be replaced by the representative next on the list of delegates drawn up by the national asso ciation concerned . IV . the Executive Com mittee shall convene an Extraordinary Congress within three month s of receipt of such request . The confederations shall be entitled to be represented by three observers . delegate some of its duties or powers to any confederation . (o) to procure the funds required to fulfil its duties adequately .000W. executive and administrative bodie s toelslauvo o . No delegate shall be allowed to represent more than one association . Legislative. The Congres s mo coasmss Rght rovom 0 . At the written request of one-third of th e affiliated national associations of the Federation. 1 Art. Should this delegate leave the conference hall at any time during the Congress. shall be held every tw o years . 23 to 37 of these Statutes. the supreme body of FIFA. in specific cases.

Vote by letter Dale ana place nt the 0n5oar y C Proposals entl . .allons Extreon iner y Congres s Candidate s for Presldent y Agenda of the cogency Congress . deal with matters submitte d after the above closing date. a The Federation shall bear the costs of travel and accommodatio n for one delegate from each association taking part in the Congress . Only thos e proposals and questions sent in time and included in the agenda ma y be discussed at the Congress . 1 4 ' The agenda of the Ordinary Congress shall include at least th e following items : (a) an address by the President .I• 5 During their term of office. The Executive Committee shall issue appropriate directives in this re spect . Art . Art . E The agenda. specifying the nature of the business to be trans acted. (d) formal approval of the minutes of the preceding Congress . (g) vote on the approval of the accounts . in emergencies. the balance sheet and th e auditors' report must be sent to the associations by registered lette r and posted two months before the date of the Congress. . (f) submission of balance sheet. (e) the report covering the period since the preceding Congress . (b) appointment of five members to check the official minutes . date and agenda of an Extraordinary Congress mus t be notified to the affiliated national associations at least two month s before it is due to take place . Th e names of all candidates must be forwarded by the general secretaria t of FIFA to all the national associations at least one month before th e Congress . provided an absolute majority of the associations affiliated to FIFA (which have not forfeited their right to vot e for any reason at the time of the Congress) is present and a majority o f three-fourths of the votes recorded thus decides . a The place. (c) appointment of scrutineers . r Delegates to the Congress must be "bona fide" members of th e affiliated association they represent and be subjects of the countr y represented by that association . a Voting by letter or proxy is not allowed .. receipts and expenditure account . the report of the General Secretary. members of the Executive Committe e shall not be eligible to act as delegates of their associations . 1 3 ' The date and place of a Congress must be notified to affiliate d associations by registered letter posted six months in advance . A retiring president shall be eligible for re-election . The Congress may. e The names of candidates for the presidency of the Federatio n may be submitted by any member association and must reach th e general secretariat of FIFA two months before the opening date of th e Congress. s All proposals and questions to be submitted to the Congress b y affiliated associations must be sent in writing to the general secretariat of FIFA at least four months before the Congress .

Art . which at the time of the Congress have not forfeited their right to vote for any reason . If this method of voting does not result in a definit e majority in favour of a proposal. 1 6 Voting for the elections shall be by secret ballot . the notice of the meet ing shall include the agenda . the vote shall be taken by calling th e roll. ' Art . countries being called in English alphabetical order . a Congress must be attended by an absolute majority of the FIFA mem ber associations. No items other than those contained i n the agenda may be discussed . two-thirds o f the votes recorded in the first ballot are necessary . an absolut e majority of the votes recorded is required . the Regulations governin9 the Application of the Statutes and the Standing Orders of th e Congress of FIFA . 1 5 The Congress alone may alter the Statutes. (n) election of the President (if necessary) and installation of the vic e presidents and members of the Executive Committee. ) (m)appointment of chartered accountants to examine and certify th e accounts of the Federation. the amendment must receive the approval o f three-fourths of the votes cast by the delegates present and entitle d to vote . d In order to be able to consider an amendment to the Statutes. z A proposed alteration to the Statutes may be included in th e agenda and put to the vote only if it has been submitted by one national association and seconded by two others or if proposed by th e Executive Committee . when voting is necessary. To be adopted. ExlraondInary Congress ataauons to me . a Proposals to amend the Regulations governing the Application o f the Statutes or the Standing Orders of the Congress shall be passe d by a simple majority of votes cast by the delegates present and entitled to vote (cf . (Such questions shall b e submitted in writing in accordance with Art . shall be taken by a show of hands . z Other decisions. From the second ballot on ' . In a second ballo t and any subsequent ballots which may be necessary. (k) consideration of proposals for alteration to the Statutes. §5) . (1) admission and/or resignation of national associations . s For the election of the President of the Federation. StaN1es Regulations and Elanding orders Elections omar decisions Neeeeeay aelorlllos 10 (h) submission of the budget . (1) questions from national associations and any other matters th e Executive Committee wishes to propose . a An amendment to the Regulations governing the Application o f the Statutes or the Standing Orders of the Congress may be pro posed by one national association or by the Executive Committee . Regulations governing the Application of the Statutes and Standing Orders of the FIFA Congress . In the case of an Extraordinary Congress. 13 §3 of the Statutes .

1 7 The General Secretary shall keep the official minutes of the Congress . (c) expulsion of a member from the Federation (cf . the one obtainin g the lowest number of votes will be eliminated after each ballot until onl y two candidates remain in the running . 2 The minutes shall be submitted for verification to five member s specially appointed for this purpose by the Congress . 5) . the decisions shall becom e operative on the date fixed by the Congress . 60 §2) . 15 §4) . Art . Art. however. wards. f Art . 1 8 Decisions taken at a Congress shall come into operation and become binding on the Federation and affiliated associations three months after the closing date of the Congress . Art . a The Congress may.ot o f vtd entl member pmttlonm s 11 . 16 §3) . 1 §6) . z Decisions taken by the Congress to accept the affiliation of ne w member national associations shall. 1 9 The Executive Committee of the Federation shall consist of : 1 President 8 vice presidents 12 members R The President shall be elected by the associations represented at the Congress and entitled to vote (cf . (b) additions to the Congress agenda (cf. .]=. 3 The vice presidents and members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed bYthe confederations. (e) dissolution of the Federation . < Other decisions shall betaken by a simple majority of the votes re corded with the exception of the following. come into force imme diately (cf . who constitution Etaovon o f preama m App. in emergencies. f MIMuta s impiomonwnon of LOddono Executive Committe e Art . except for the vice Presidents representing the four British associations and the USSR. (d) change of the Federation's headquarters (cf . 13 §4) . Art . and if there are more than two candidates. Art . In such cases. which can only be taken i f an absolute majority of the associations affiliated to FIFA (which hav e not forfeited their right to vote for any reason at the time of the Congress) is present and a majority of three-fourths of the votes recorde d is reached : (a) amendments or additions to the Statutes (cf . Art. decide that decisions be en forced at a different date . In such a case the associations shall be entitled t o vote immediately upon formal acceptance of their candidature . Art.

6 The Executive Committee shall. form standing or a d hoc committees in addition to those mentioned under Art . in principle. meet twice a year . A . Art . the Congress shall elect a new president. s The Executive Committee shall appoint the chairmen. shall be elected by the associations concerned . a At the request of eleven members of the Executive Committee . It shall be empowered to take decisions on all matters which ar e not exclusive to the Congress. by the confederation or national association(s) whic h appointed them . for the remainder of thei r term of office. 5 No two nationals from the same country or two members of th e same national association may be members of the Executive Committee simultaneously . deput y chairmen and members of the standing committees (cf . 20 The Executive Committee shall be the Federation's executiv e body. The appointments shall be made in the following manner : (a) Africa (b) North and Centra l America and Caribbean (c) South America (d) Asia (e) Europe (f) the four Britis h associations (g) USSR Mandates 12 (1) members (2 ) vice president vice president vice president vice president (1) (1) (1) (2) members members members members (2 ) (2 ) (2 ) (4 ) vice president vice president (1) (1) member member (–) (–) The President and a vice president may not belong to the sam e national association . In such a case. Board . 23) . the vice presidents and the members are for a term of four years . In order to ensure continuity within the Executive Committee. They may be renewed . if need be. Art. a If the President ceases to carry out or is prevented from performing his duties. x The Executive Committee shall. they shall be replaced immediately. deput y chairmen and members of the Federation's judicial bodies . the senior vice president shall undertake them until th e next Congress at the latest . The Executive Committee shall appoint the delegates from FIF A to the International F . n o more than 10 new members may be installed simultaneously . 23 hereafter. e If other members of the Executive Committee relinquish their du ties. "The Executive Committee shall appoint the chairmen. Pewess ' Meetings vice president •I . with the exception of matters referre d by these Statutes to other bodies . the President must convene an extraordinary meeting . a The mandates for the President. Each must be a member of the national association at the time of his election .

2 2 1 An Emergency Committee of seven members shall be appointed by the Executive Committee to deal with all matters requiring immediate decision between meetings of the Executive Committee . decisions may be reached b y means of written communication. the chairman of . Th e Committee shall include the President. However. when votes ar e equal. If the President is unable to attend. meetings of the Executive an d Emergency Committees and committees of which he has been appointed chairman . 5 The provisions governing the business of the Congress shall b e contained in the Standing Orders of the FIFA Congress . The General Secretary shall attend th e meetings of all the committees ex officio . how ever. 0 All decisions taken by the Emergency Committee shall be implemented immediately and ratified by the Executive Committee at it s next meeting . Emmsency commm00 aatlfl auo n 13 . Pmede m Emergency Committe e Art. belong to the same confederation as that to which the unavailable or ineligible member belongs . 10 The Executive Committee shall determine the venue (cf. shall have the casting vote . in which case the Executive Commit tee shall be notified immediately . Art . approve the engagement of the perma nent staff of the secretariat. 5 1 §t) and the dates of the FIFA final competitions and the number o f teams permitted to take part . the Finance Committee and one representative from each confederation chose n from the members of the Executive Committee . 2 1 ' The President shall represent the Federation legally . 2 He shall preside at the Congress. d The President shall have an ordinary vote and. 2 As a general rule. the senior vice presiden t who is available shall automatically perform his duties . on his recommendation. I• 9 The Executive Committee shall appoint the General Secretary and. a The Executive Committee shall fix the venue and date of the nex t Congress . a If the President is absent or unavailable. if in exceptional circumstances the Committee is unable to convene a meeting. The substitute must. The President shall have authority to appoint a substitute if one of the members is not available or if the national association of which he is a member is directly concerned in a case or dispute requiring urgent attention . business shall be conducted at specially convened meetings . Art . the senior vice president wh o is available shall deputise .

24 The Finance Committee shall consist of a chairman. 2 3 + The standing committees shall be : (a) Finance Committe e (b) Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cu p (c) Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournament s (d) Committee for FIFA Youth Competition s (e) Committee for Five-a-side (Indoor) Footbal l (f) Committee for Women's Footbal l (g) Referees ' Committee (h) Technical Committe e (i) Sports Medical Committe e (k) Players' Status Committe e (1) Committee for Legal Matters (m)Commiltee for Security Matters and Fair Play (n) Media Committe e (o) Protocol Committe e z The chairman. fix the date of the meetings in conjunctio n with the General Secretary and report to the Executive Committee o n its work . deputy chairman and the members of each standing committee shall be appointed for a term of office of four years b y the Executive Committee . Standing committees sW cYng commlltees consutuflon Flnenw comminoo 14 Art. 4 Each committee may. 2 The duties of the Committee shall b e (a) to control the financial administration of the Federation . if deemed necessary. appoint a burea u and/or a sub-committee to deal with urgent matters . after verification. deputy chairma n and three members. Art . (d) to supervise the financial accounts of the committees and to authorise the General Secretary to make the payments. (b) to advise the Executive Committee on the management of property. . They shall be chosen from among the members of th e Executive Committee . J Each chairman shall represent his committee. each one of the five belonging to a different con federation . see that its business is properly conducted. (c) to prepare the budget of the Executive Committee and to examin e those of the various standing and ad hoc committees and to sub mit them for approval to the Executive Committee . The chairman and deputy chairman of each standing committe e shall be chosen from among the members of the Executive Commit tee . Any decisio n taken by a bureau or a sub-committee shall enter into force immediately but shall be subject to confirmation by the plenary committe e concerned at its next meeting .

Art . however. deputy chairman and at least two of the cu p members shall be selected from among the members of the Executive Committee . Art . have among its members : or. (b) one member from the national association which organised th e last World Cup. The Com mittee shall be empowered to submit to the Executive Committee pro posals for amendments which it considers should be made to the tour nament regulations . ' The Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup shall consist of C FI FA a a chairman. 2 6 ' The Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments shall consist of a chairman. 2 7 ' The Committee for FIFA Youth Competitions shall consist of a chairman. (b) one member from the national association which has been as signed to organise the next Olympic Games. The Committee shall.onlmna t memitoo for o Footbal l ToYTemon a committee fo r FIFAYoulh competitions 15 . z The Committee shall be responsible for the organisation of the Olympic Football Tournaments in accordance with the special regula tions governing the competition and the Olympic Charter . The chairman. deputy chairman and the number of membars deemed necessary . 9 The Committee shall be responsible for the production and publication of an official report on the Olympic Football Tournaments . (c) one member from the national association which has been as signed to organise the next World Cup . have among its members : (a) one member from each confederation . (c) and (d) shall be appointed a t the recommendation of the national associations concerned . a deputy chairman and the number of members deemed necessary . e The Committee shall be responsible for the production and publication of an official report on the FIFA World Cup .1 . have among it s members : (a) one member from each confederation . deputy chairman and the number of members deemed the e FIFAWOo forI necessary. however. however.. It shall. 25 orum-1. z The Committee shall be responsible for the organisation of th e FIFA World Cup in accordance with the regulations governing th e competition . The members mentioned under (b). Art. (d) one member from the national association which has been as signed to organise the subsequent World Cup . He shall be appointed at the recommendation of the national association concerned. The Committee shall be empowered to submit to the Executive Com mittee proposals for amendments which it considers should be mad e to the competition regulations . It shall.

They shall be appointed after nomination by the na tional associations concerned . with eac h confederation being represented . (b) to approve the official translation of these Laws of the Game . Commin°° t0f Fi~ oo'tb~ Football CommItt" tOf F. ' •I . 2 9 The Committee for Women's Football shall consist of a chairman . a deputy chairma n and the number of members deemed necessary . Art. deputy chairman and the number of members deemed necessary . (b) one member from each of the national associations which ha s been assigned to organise one of the forthcoming FIFA yout h competitions . (b) to propose to the Executive Committee any measures deeme d necessary to promote the development of women ' s football . (c) to organise a women's football world competition from time to time . (f) to organise an indoor football world competition from time to time . (e) to deal with all matters involving indoor football . z The Committee shall be responsible for the organisation of : (a) the World Youth Championshi p (b) the U-17 World Championship in accordance with the special regulations governing these compe titions. (d) to propose to the Executive Committee any measures deeme d necessary to ensure the control of indoor football . 3 Its duties shall be : (a) to draw up the Laws of the Game for this type of football . deputy chairman and the number of members deemed necessary. Art . 9 The Committee shall be responsible for the production and publication of an official report for each competition it organises . 2 8 The Committee for Five-a-side Football (or Indoor Football an d thus called hereafter) shall consist of a chairman. ° The Committee shall be responsible for the production and publication of an official report for each competition it organises . The Committee shall be empowered to submit to the Executive Com mittee proposals for amendments it considers should be made to th e competition regulations . (c) to make decisions regarding the application of the Laws of th e Game . P Its duties shall be: (a) to deal with all matters regarding women ' s football . (a) one member from each confederation .tbeil a °t°m ° . a The Committee shall be responsible for the production and publi cation of an official report for each competition it organises . Commlllee 16 Art . 3 0 The Referees' Committee shall consist of a chairman.

(g) to establish uniform criteria for the inspection of referees for us e by every national association . coaches and referees. whenever re quested to do so . (a) to organise courses and conferences for instructors. 3 1 ' The Technical Committee shall consist of a chairman. (d) to compile a list of referees qualified to supervise internationa l matches from among the nominations submitted by the nationa l associations . trainers. Art. (c) to propose to the Executive Committee the amendments to th e Laws of the Game to be submitted to the International Footbal l association Board . (b) to approve the official translation of the Laws of the Game . (i) to issue a memorandum from time to time regarding technical assistance and grants which have been given or are to be given to wards any development project .z Its duties shall be: (a) to make decisions and interpretations regarding the application o f the Laws of the Game . (f) to compile material on teaching and coaching techniques for play ers. (1) to prepare and produce useful didactic material on refereeing . commlúo 17 . (h) to approve the editing of the wording on the Laws of the Game i n official FIFA publications . (k) to draw up a list of instructors and lecturers capable of conductin g courses for referees . (h) to deal with all matters concerning the construction of installation s and the availability of equipment to teach football . (d) to take all possible measures to promote familiarisation with an d experience in teaching football . (f) to establish uniformity in methods of refereeing and implementation of the Laws for world-wide use . (c) to resolve questions on the theory and practice of football . (m)to ensure that each national association has a properly constitute d referees' committee and ascertain that these committees functio n satisfactorily . coaches and administrators in conjunction with national associations and confederations . 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to advance training methods . (e) to appoint the referees for matches in competitions organised b y FIFA or for any other matches or tournaments. deputy chairman and the number of members deemed necessary . (g) to provide the assistance necessary for the production of didacti c films. trainers . (1) to organise courses for international referees and referee instruc tors . (b) to take all possible measures to improve the qualifications o f coaches .

players and ref erees . drugs etc . with eac h confederation being represented . (b) to advise the Executive Committee on the interpretation of th e FIFA Statutes and the Regulations governing the Status an d Transfer of players . physical fitness and performance capacity . (m)to examine any problems concerning football pitches . (f) to prepare memoranda on diet and nourishment for players. deput y chairman and the number of members deemed necessary. ' Art . (g) to prepare memoranda on general aspects of sports hygiene and . 33 ' The Players' Status Committee shall consist of a chairman. medicaments. (d) to decide the status of players for the different competitions organised at international level . (k) to be responsible for editing the technical section of official FIFA publications. physiology and hygiene .& s committee 18 Art. 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to examine general problems regarding the status of players .inea P y. (k) to draw up regulations on doping control in FIFA competitions fo r the Executive Committee and check regularly that they are bein g observed . (e) to prepare memoranda for trainers and coaches on the physica l preparation of football players . psychology and hygiene. 32 The Sports Medical Committee shall consist of a chairman. Sports Medical co. (d) to draw up a guide for players to improve their athletic ability .aa. all o f whom shall be very well versed in medicine . (1) to investigate types of injuries suffered during football matche s and to issue recommendations for improved prevention or treat ment of such injuries. nicotine. deput y chairman and the number of members deemed necessary. in particular. instructors or trainers to national associations at the associations' request . (1) to recommend coaches. (h) to issue instructions regarding medical facilities to be made available at international matches and tournaments . (c) to ensure that the definitions drawn up by FIFA regarding the sta tus of players are observed . training theories. medical control. givin g appropriate recommendations . the effects of certain substances on the body (alcohol. . 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to act as an advisory board for the FIFA Executive Committee o n every aspect of medicine. (b) to develop and use scientific experience in the fields of physiology .) . (c) to draw up a medical guide for use by coaches.

34 ' The Committee for Legal Matters shall consist of a chairman. 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to take counsel. all of whom shall have legal qualifications . (d) the press officer of FIFA . (d) to propose different kinds of campaigns designed to promote fai r play. (c) the chairman of the Committee for Legal Matters . deputy chairman and the number of members deemed necessary. coaches and players : – a caution – a censure – a fin e – a suspensio n 3 The Committee shall deal. (b) the president of each confederation . deputy chairman and the following members : (a) the chairman of each of the organising committees of FIFA competitions . (c) to check the statutes and regulations governing affiliated associa tions. officials. members. to ensure that they are realised and to follow up the results . and to recommend that the Executiv e Committee intervene to bring about any desired amendments . (e) to investigate and decide upon disputed transfers submitted t o FIFA in compliance with the special provisions governing this mat ter. (c) to deal with every aspect of fair play in its widest sense . (b) to follow the development of the Statutes and regulations whic h govern FIFA and propose to the Executive Committee an y amendment which the Committee deems useful . as the case may be. commide e even rs~ ~~ñry mr Mene m érd Fair Piay 19 . 3 An appeal may be lodged with the Executive Committee agains t any decision taken by the Committee as described under §2 (d) and (e ) above. Art . (b) to investigate every possible way of improving security at footbal l matches . in principle. only with cases submitte d via the national associations . in this connection. 4 Coaches shall be classified as players as far as status is con cerned . dis putes or enquiries submitted to the Committee . Art . 3 5 ' The Committee for Security Matters and Fair Play shall consist of a chairman. 3 Its duties shall be the following : (a) to examine generally every aspect of security inside the stadia an d in the immediate vicinity . give advice and adopt a position on all cases. the following sanctions may be directly im posed upon clubs.

assist in their conception and preparation . 39 The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of a chairman. clubs. and the press officer of FIFA. 38 The judicial bodies of FIFA in respect of competitions organised b y FIFA shall be : (a) the Disciplinary Committee . 3 6 ' The Media Committee shall consist of a chairman. a The Disciplinary Committee may sanction national associations . M . deput y chairman and the number of members deemed necessary . 37 The Protocol Committee shall consist of a chairman. 2 The function of this body shall be governed by regulations draw n up by the Executive Committee. the number of members deemed necessary. the General Secretary may convene co-opted members for special duties for a limite d period . At the suggestion of the Committee. to prepare and carry out the accreditation procedure for media representatives and to supervis e the organisation of the media . deputy chair man. The chairman shall have legal qualifications . (d) to work in conjunction with international media organisations . 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to deal with all matters of protocol during FIFA competitions an d conventions or other events in which FIFA is involved . t o draw up the terms of reference .dia commivae Pmtmoi commineo Art . Art. Art . deputy chair man and the number of members deemed necessary . members. ' Judicial bodies JudidW bodies Dls pliaay comminoo 20 Art . 2 Its duties shall be : (a) to advise the general secretariat and FIFA committees on matters involving public relations and work with the news media . coaches or players for any breach of FIFA ' •I . (b) the Appeal Committee . (b) to develop proposals regarding FIFA publications and. which shall also elaborate a list o f disciplinary measures. (b) to draw up relevant proposals for the Executive Committee. if need be . officials. (c) to advise the respective organising committees regarding the conditions for the organisation of work by the media at FIFA events .

s Decisions pronounced by the Appeal Committee shall be irrevocable and binding on all the parties concerned . ne e POesibma He shall be responsible for: tie s (a) managing and keeping the accounts of the Federation . General Secretariat Art . exclusively reserved to the othe r competent bodies of FIFA in respect of : – the status and transfer of players (cf . 2 it may be called upon to carry out administrative. or any violation of decisions re ached by a body of FIFA. deputy chair. (b) the execution of decisions taken by the Executive Committee . 21 . (f) the organisation of the general secretariat . 4 1 ' The General Secretariat of the Federation shall be a permanent seee. 33) – the suspension and expulsion of national associations (cf . 5 Disciplinary powers are. (c) the production of the minutes of the meetings of the Executiv e Committee. 43 and 60) Art . 4 0 ' The Appeal Committee shall consist of a chairman. 42 ' The General Secretary shall be the chief executive of the perma. The chairma n shall have legal qualifications . Statutes." cúmeminee man and the number of members deemed necessary . Art . or for any action violating the spirit or letter o f the Laws of the Game . 4 The function of the Appeal Committee and the procedure to be fol lowed shall be contained in special regulations drawn up by the Executive Committee .assets ' secretary nent secretariat of the Federation . regulations and instructions. e It shall hear appeals lodged against decisions by the Disciplinar y Committee which are not irrevocable according to FIFA regulations . 4 The Disciplinary Committee shall base its decisions on the List o f Disciplinary Measures drawn up by the Executive Committee (cf .e i =o `re~aer administrative body. Art. (g) the appointment of the staff in the general secretariat . publicity an d technical work . Art . however. organisations and committees. (d) the correspondence of the Federation . a He shall be appointed on the basis of an individual legal agree ment. §2) . (e) relations among the Federation and the confederations . the standing and ad hoc committees . national associations.

The suspension may only have effect unti l the next Congress at the latest and may then only be prolonged by a decision taken by a three-fourths majority of the votes made at tha t Congress . such a sanction may be imposed b y the Executive Committee . V. The appointment shall be fo r four years . 9 National associations must take part in FIFA competitions . Annual . However. the suspension shall be lifted . As soon as th e subscription has been paid. 4 5 • + The Congress shall appoint a firm of chartered accountants to ex amine the accounts of the Federation after the accounts have bee n approved by the Finance Committee . 2 The accountants' reports shall be submitted to the Congress . Moreover. 46 + Each national association shall pay a standard annual subscrip flown tion . 4 3 + Only the Congress shall be competent to suspend a national asso ciation . z Intermediate balance sheets shall be drawn up on 31 Decemberof every year. . 3 An association which has not paid its subscription by 1 April in an y year shall automatically be suspended. Any national associations which does not participate in at least two o f any FIFA competitions over a period of four consecutive years shal l be suspended from voting at the Congress until it has fullfilled its obligations in this respect . It shall be the same for every national association . This shall be due on 1 January each year . The provision contained in Art . 46 §3 of these Statutes is not subject to the foregoing paragraph . VI . Suspension of national association s Are. 4 4 + The financial period of the Federation shall be four years and shal l begin on 1 January preceding the final round of each FIFA World Cup .ube Art . z The amount of the annual subscription shall be determined by th e Congress every four years following the recommendation of the Executive Committee . suspended national associations may not entertain foot balling contacts with other members . Finances Flnandal podod Auditors 22 Art. of Iptl5tl1c0on Lou of tight to vote Art . in emergencies. Art. unless it produces a valid rea son which is acceptable to the Executive Committee . z A national association that has been suspended shall forfeit its right to vote at the Congress until the sanction has been lifted .

a The confederations are authorised to levy a share in addition to that demanded by FIFA . Art . official correspondence and communications . French. 2 The Executive Committee shall decide on the use of the rights i n accordance with the existing statutes and regulations of the respective confederations. Art . a Each national association shall be responsible for its own transla tion . Spanish and German . a The provisions for implementation of this article are contained i n special regulations drawn up by the Executive Committee. a English. TaloNSian and radi . Arabic and Portuguese are the official languages of the Congress . settle the rights and obligations arising from th e international use and broadcasting of televised pictures among th e owners of the rights and other national associations . confederations and clubs own the exclusive rights to broadcasts and transmissions of events coming under their respective jurisdiction via any audiovisual and sound broadcasting media whatsoever — whether live. Translations shall omalal iongaago s Tho congress 23 . Official languages Art . its member associations. whic h shall. Television and radio transmission s Art. deferred or as excerpts . Can'dbaii"n Minimu m °o~:eñym: VII. German. 48 ' FIFA. French. in particular. The amount and method of payment shall be regulated by their statutes. especially if the match in question involve s two national teams from different confederations . English is the standard language for the minutes. 4 §2 of the Regulations governing the Application of the Statutes) the association of th e country in which the match is being played shall pay the Federation a share of the gross receipts from the match . Spanish. 47 ' For every international match— including friendly matches. tournaments and all the matches of the Olympic Football Tournaments — played between two national "A" teams (cf . ilan9nllaoion s VIII . These regulations shall also prescribe the amount representing the minimu m contribution due to FIFA from the proceeds of matches subjected to a levy . 2 The amount due and method of payment shall be laid down in the Regulations governing the Application of the Statutes of FIFA . Russian. 4 9 ' The official languages of the Federation are English.

decisions or communications. which may leave or delegate its responsibilities to th e confederations . 5 1 + The venue of the final round of competitions organised bythe Fed station shall be designated by the Executive Committee so that th e contests shall not be staged on the same continent on two successiv e occasions. Official d&c1sions and statements Authoritative text be made by interpreters officially accredited by the Executive Commit tee . the national associations selected must be i n a position to guarantee that the competition will be organised in accordance with the sports rules and financial regulations governing it . 4 The Congress may dispense with any one of these seven languages providing none of the delegates objects. Such matches may not assume the status of a competition or championship without specia l permission from the Executive Committee of the Federation . 47 o f these Statutes . 5 0 The organisation of international competitions among teams rep resenting national associations must be approved by the Executiv e Committee of the Federation . z The organisation of such competitions. 4 The authorisation of the Executive Committee of the Federation i s necessary for matches between representative teams of confederations (such as selected teams. champion teams) and representativ e teams or club teams of another confederation . regulations. Spanish or German translation of the Federation's Statutes. These rules must contain provisions regarding disciplinar y action and the levy due to the Federation in accordance with Art . the English text shall be regarded as authoritative . may be left to or delegated to the confed erations. The latter shall be responsible for ensuring that suc h competitions do not conflict with national competitions of affiliated associations . IX. a In the case of any divergence in the interpretation of the French . ' Art . International competition s Organisation of competitions Final nounas ° f NB Federation's competitions 24 Art . once the date has been fixed . 5 International matches organised between representative teams o f national associations must be notified to the secretariat of the Federation. s International competitions among club teams and/or teams representing leagues must be approved by the Executive Committee of th e Federation. the rules of which must b e approved by the Federation. Furthermore. 5 Official decisions of the Congress or the Executive Committee an d communications from the general secretariat shall be issued in eac h of the four official languages . Delegates may address the Congress in their own language. provided they arrange for their speeches to be translated into one of th e seven aforementioned languages . .

leagues or clubs established within the territory of a national association affiliated to the Federation shall not be permitted to become members of another national association without the approval of the Federation and the national association in whose terri tory they were founded . They shall regulate the method of paymen t and allocation . leagues or clubs established within a territory o r country where there is no association affiliated to the Federation shal l not be permitted to become members of a national association in an other country without the consent of the Federation . 25 . 8 National associations shall not be allowed to form groups withou t special permission from the Federation . s Exceptions shall. however. 2 Associations. Art . Art . Pr^hlb1 d it unaNbodse d gembt esh' p X . suspension s end oVuisioes Dispute between áeúon eaá sso. 55 A national association which is involved in a dispute with the confederation of which it is a member may appeal at any time to the Federation to intervene . a confederad . Art . 52 ' Affiliated associations and their clubs shall not be permitted to play matches or entertain other sports contacts with associations whic h are not affiliated to FIFA or with clubs belonging to them. without th e Federation's consent . z Affiliated national associations and their clubs shall not be permitted to play matches against teams consisting of players who do no t belong to a club or league affiliated to a national association . Suspensions and expulsion s Art . 2 The Federation is bound by this article . I Members of the Federation may not play matches on the territor y of another national association without the consent of the latter . be made in respect o f – the special regulations governing the transfer of player s – a suspension or expulsion imposed by a national association o r a confederation on a member of a committee or sub-committe e of FIFA. 54 ' Affiliated national associations shall recognise each other's suspensions and expulsions . 5 3 ' Associations. 2 The regulations for the FIFA World Cup competitions must provid e for a certain amount of the entire gross receipts to be reserved fo r development purposes.

as far as they can competently do so. 2 The national associations must. insert a clause in their statutes by which their clubs an d members shall not be permitted to take a dispute to courts of law but shall be required to submit any disagreement to the jurisdiction of th e association or to an arbitration tribunal. Players' statu s Art . z The function of this Board is governed by special regulations . or under the responsibility of. that their clubs and clu b members observe this obligation and that they are aware of the con sequences of disregarding it (cf. their nationa l association have been exhausted . in order to give effect to th e aforegoing. which alone has full authority to alter them . XIII . spalidel a The definitions and other provisions governing the status an d mg transfer of players shall be contained in special regulations drawn u p by the Executive Committee . a Even if the law of a country allows clubs or club members to con test at a civil court any decisions pronounced by sports bodies. ' . clubs or club members shall adhere strictl y to the decisions taken by the competent bodies in respect of dispute s in accordance with the terms of the foregoing paragraphs . The national associations shal l ensure. This decision shall be final and binding upon the associations concerned . clubs or club members to a court of law and they shall agree to submit eac h one of such disputes to an arbitration tribunal appointed by common consent. the Executive Committee shall have the right to decide. 5 7 ' Each member of the Federation shall play association football ac cording to the Laws of the Game laid down by the International Foot ball association Board. clubs or club members shall not be permit led to refer disputes with the Federation or other associations. XI . §2 and 6) . 56 Players of national associations affiliated to the Federation shall b e either amateur or non-amateur . Played staWs t XIL Laws of the Gam e tewe o f the came special regulations Art. 5 National associations. Disputes settlement of tooffd n Inaputs n Implementation of aeclslons 26 Art . club s or club members shall refrain from doing so until all the possibilities o f sports jurisdiction within. 5 8 National associations. a In the event of disagreement between two or several association s which are unable to agree on the composition of the arbitration tribunal.

(c) for any grave dishonour to FIFA or any national association affiliated to FIFA . (d) by ceasing to have the real status of a national football associatio n in its own country . the Congress must b e attended by an absolute majority of the national associations affiliate d to FIFA (which have not forfeited their right to vote for any reason at th e time of the Congress) and the decision must be passed by a majority o f three-fourths of the votes recorded . eaegnam n conseguance a condition s XV. 2 The expulsion of a national association may only be decreed b y the Congress. only be recognised if it is confirmed b y another registered letter within three months of receipt of the first . 60 ' A national association may forfeit its membership with the Federation : (a) for non-paÿment of dues or other debts to FIFA . (b) for any serious infraction of the Statutes and regulations of th e Federation . For such a decision to be valid. Disputes regarding the transfer and eligibility of players shall be settled in accordance with the procedure laid down in Art . Th e association concerned shall continue to be considered as a membe r of FIFA until the second letter has been received . Expulsion of national association s Art . 33 of thes e Statutes .--f 27 . 2 A national association whose intimation of resignation has been accepted shall lose its status as member and all the privileges con tarred by the Federation . however. a A request for resignation shall only be accepted when the association has settled all its financial obligations towards the Federation an d its members . This intimation of resignation shall. 39) . Art . Resignation s Art . sanauons saeoiai MSG XIV . W. Any club which contravenes the terms outlined above may be sanctioned by being suspended from all international activity (official competitions and friendly matches) in addition to receiving a ban on all international matches (involving national associations and clubs ) played in its stadium . 59 ' A national association wishing to resign from the Federation must notify FIFA of such resignation by registered letter. a Any breach of the aforementioned provisions shall be sanctioned in accordance with the FIFA List of Disciplinary Measures (cf.

2 Decisions in matters of legislation shall not become operative unti l they have been approved by the Congress . Chicago. Final provision s Matters not providetl for strict obeemHon DIaemeuon Art . 16 June 1994 ON BEHALF OF THE FIFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTE E President : Dr Jojo Havelange 28 General Secretary: Joseph S. 62 Every activity of the bodies and committees shall be subject t o strict observation of the Statutes and regulations of the Federation . Art . 18 . 6 1 Any matters not provided for under these Statutes or cases of forc e majeure shall be settled by the Executive Committee. its funds shall no t be distributed . whose decision s shall be final . Blatter . XVI . They shall be transferred to the supreme court of th e country in which the headquarters are situated. 63 In the event of the dissolution of the Federation. which shall invest them in gilt-edged securities until the re-establishment of the Federa tion . 64 These Statutes were adopted by the FIFA Congress in Rome on 6 June 1990 and amended by the FIFA Congresses in Zurich on 3 Jul y 1992 and in Chicago on 16 June 1994 . They supersede those date d 28/29 September 1961 and come into force as laid down in Art . Art. ' Art .

II . Art. 4 of th e FIFA Statutes. request the confederation to which the association geographically belongs to grant it the status o f associate member of that confederation for a period of two years . Application for affiliation to FIF A Art . The Executive Committee of FIFA may grant provisional affiliation immediately . Art. before granting provisional affiliation to the prospective association. 2 ' The Executive Committee may. 2 Based on this report and the documents mentioned in Art . 2 An international "A" match shall be a match that has been arranged between two national associations affiliated to the Federation and for which both associations field their first national representativ e team . announcement and registration of matche s Art . the FIFA Executive Committee shall decide whether t o grant the association concerned provisional affiliation . the confederation concerne d shall supply FIFA with a detailed report on the organisation of the as sociation. 14 (i) of the FIFA Statutes) . 4 ' International football matches recognised by the Federation shall be those between two national associations affiliated to the Federation and for which each association fields a representative nationa l team . intemational internationa l A malohe e 29 . A. Once these two years have elapsed. the match shall be considered a n international match as described in the aforementioned §t . 1 Any association wishing to become affiliated to FIFA shall apply to the Fédération Internationale de Football association . Art .ppie.i ioa fo r a provisional affiliation -coniedemuen associate s . Definition. REGULATIONS GOVERNIN G THE APPLICATION OF THE STATUTES 1. a The terms used to define a match shall be those recognised as giv ing an appropriate political and geographical description of the coun tries or territories in the national associations whose teams are in volved in the match and over which countries or territories they hav e sole control and jurisdiction . 4 If a national association allows one of its leagues to choose a tea m which bears the name of its country. membon. 3 The subsequent FIFA Congress shall decide whether to grant de finitive affiliation or not (cf .

international matches official list s0 Art . 6 + Every international "A" match (cf . 2. sanction a If the aforementioned form is sent in belatedly. Art . lnlemalional Art .000. Art. a fine of SFr .tons. 4 §2) including friendl y • matches and those played in tournaments or in games comprisin g A^malonBS notificationfootball shall be made known to the Federation's general secretariat by the national associations organising them within 14 days of thei r being held. first names and status of the players an d substitutes of each team. 7 + The secretary of the national association on whose territory th e match is being played shall.000 . th e amount of the fine due shall be SFr . not be registered on the official list of international matches involving two affiliated national associations i f either of the associations so desires and informs the Federation an d the other association to this effect at least 48 hours before the match takes place . If the form is not sent in at all. Sanctions a Failure to give notification of a match within this prescribed period shall incur a fine of SFr. within 14 days of each international "A " match. 4 §1) . Thi s form shall be filled in completely and signed . z An interleague match shall be a match played between tw o leagues. 4 §4 above . 5 + An interclub match shall be a match played between two clubs . 4 §1). 2 Such a match shall. Although the leagues may belong to different national associations. however. such a match shall not be recognised as an international match (cf . 1. 47 §1 of the FIFA Statutes must still be paid i n such a case. subject to the provision of Art . using the official form for this purpose . + Eve . lntemlub matches lnleeeague . 8 ry international "A" match (cf . 4 §2) shall be recorded wit h its results on an official list kept up to date by the Federation .. Art . notify the Federation's general secretariat of the result of th e match. These fines shall be paid within 10 days of receipt of the Federation's decision . such a match shall not be recognised as an international match (cf. Art . Art . Failure to provide any notification whatsoever shall incur a fine of SFr. payable within 10 days o f receipt of the Federation's decision .000 to be paid to the Federation . 1. AI though the clubs may belong to different national associations. In any case. The levy due to the Federation for international "A" matches in virtue of Art . such notification must reach the Federatio n at least 48 hours before the planned date of the match . 10 0 shall be paid to the Federation . Art . In case of repeated dilatorines s the amount of the fine may be increased by the Executive Committee . the surnames and first names of the referee and linesmen wh o officiated and the surnames.

4 Scratch teams consisting of players not belonging to the sam e club or association shall not be permitted to play clubs or teams repre senting associations unless approval has been granted by the national associations concerned. 4 If a tournament is played on the territory of a national association without prior permission. Financial Arrangements Art .000 by the Federation and may b e subject to more serious sanctions in the event of another type of violation (such as the participation of a team from a national associatio n which has been suspended) . 47 §1 of the FIFA Statutes). 2 A club with headquarters near a frontier shall be permitted to pla y another club located near the frontier of the adjoining country if notic e of 24 hours has been given to the two national associations con cerned . 1 0 ' All tournaments involving more than two local or national teams (clubs or representative teams) which belong to different national associations must be approved by the Federation . the national association in question shall b e fined an amount of at least SFr . The national associations shall include a provision in their regulations stipulating at what point o f time the clubs are required to seek authorisation and. by the Federation and by the opposin g team . a The request for approval shall be accompanied by a list of th e teams who are planning to take part in the tournament and the tourna ment regulations drawn up by the organising body . Toumamonro — aurhodomo n sanotloa a V . th e sanctions to be imposed if this rule is breached . a A national association shall inform the national associations con cerned of every match which it knows has been arranged and playe d in their area of jurisdiction and for which permission was either no t sought or given . in addition. in - uaoy 31 . 9 ' No interclub or interleague matches between teams from different national associations shall be played without the express authorisation of the national associations concerned . Tournaments Art . Interclub and interleague matches Art. z The request for approval shall be submitted by the national asso ciation in whose country the tournament is planned at least tw o months before the earliest of the planned dates . 1 1 ' The levy to be paid to the Federation for each match played between two national W teams (cf. lnterclub am mäuñas aumodsauon IV. 3. Art . III .

47 §2 of the FIFA Statutes) . Special provision s Art . 43 of the FIFA Statutes. which will retrocede 1M to each of the confederations involved .) derived from matches subject to levies . Art . whatever the status of its players . and film an d video rights etc . 1 3 Whatever the financial outcome of the match. 1 2 + For each match subject to a levy a detailed statement of accoun t shall be drawn up by the national association of the country in whic h the match has been played . the minimum con tribution to be paid to FIFA is SFr. 500 (cf. statement or account Toms of Payment sanctions Minimum contdbuuon Art . 1 4 A club affiliated to one of the Federation's associations may not be a source of profit for its officials or for those who have lent funds to it . is payable to the Federation . on the territor y of one of these confederations. 11 §3) . V1 . advertising rights. 32 . rights for television and radio broadcasts. a This statement shall contain all the requisite figures reflecting th e entire income and any taxes or charges deducted therefrom (cf . Calculation 3 The amount shall be based on the gross receipts (ticket sales. Art. cluding the matches played in tournaments or in games comprisin g football (except for junior tournaments) shall amount to 2% (two pe r cent) . the remaining 1% being pay able directly to the confederation involved . a The statement of account and the amount due from the levy shal l be sent to the Federation within 60 days of the date the match wa s held . (b) the 2% levy due in respect of matches played between nationa l associations affiliated to different confederations. Th e total amount deducted shall not exceed 30% of the entire gross in come . Coniedemunns 4 National associations affiliated to a recognised confederatio n are governed by the provisions of §1 of this article subject to th e following conditions: (a) the levy due to the Federation in respect of matches played on th e territory of a confederation between national associations belong ing to that confederation is only 1%. Art . 4 Failure to conform with these requirements shall be punished wit h one of the sanctions provided for under Art . Deductions a The only deductions that may be made from the gross income ar e state or local taxes actually paid (but not bank charges or difference s in exchange rates) and any charges for the hire of the stadium .

a Agents or intermediaries who arrange matches between teams sped rogulion al s belonging to different confederations must possess an agent's licence issued by FIFA . 1 8 ' Any player who is a naturalised citizen of a country in virtue of that country's laws shall be eligible to play for a national or representative team of that country. Nationality of players Art . a The Executive Committee shall. Accordingly. if it deems necessary . any player who is qualified to play for more than one na tional association (i . 1 6 ' The employment of agents or intermediaries in the arrangement of mm n agars matches shall be permitted . Vif . EllgibAlry for nauonal teams 33 . 1 5 Any person receiving remuneration in virtue of a contract from a national association or one of its clubs shall not be entitled to accept work in return for remuneration with another association at the sam e time . Match agents and players ' agent s Art . The FIFA Executive Committee shall draw u p regulations governing the award of this licence and the concomitan t rights and responsibilities . Art . Pley. z Agents or intermediaries who arrange matches between team s from the same confederation must be officially recognised by the confederation in question . draw up stringent regulations authorising the licensing of players ' agents under certain conditions . Art. who has dual nationality) will be deemed t o have committed himself to one association only when he plays his firs t international match in an official competition (at any level) for that as sociation .e . n FIFA shall be entitled to intervene to enforce the agreements concluded between agents or intermediaries and teams with which they are contractually bound only in the following cases : (a) if the match or tournament at the source of the dispute involve s teams from different confederations . a If a player has been included in a national or representative tea m of a country for which he is eligible to play pursuant to §1. 1 7 ' The use of agents or other intermediaries in the transfer of players is prohibited . however. he shall not be permitted to take part in an international match for another country . (b) if the agent or intermediary in question holds a FIFA licence .w agents VIII .

21 to 23 below . 2 0 ' Any decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee with respect to incidents at matches not organised by the Federation may b e subject to appeal and shall be dealt with by the FIFA Appeal Commit tee in compliance with Art . or official .3 The only players exempt from this provision are those whose nationality has been changed not voluntarily but as the result of an inter national decree either granting independence to a region or cedin g part of one country to another .000 o r on a national association or club not exceeding SFr . official or club . (b) a ban for up to three month on a national association from takin g part in a competition . 2 National associations shall apply the List of Disciplinary Measure s drawn up by the Executive Committee (cf . a The following cases shall be exempt from the foregoing clauses : – serious infringements. in which case the FIFA Disciplinary Com mittee shall be entitled to intervene on its own initiative . (d) a fine imposed on a player or official not exeeding SFr. .000 o r on a club not exceeding SFr . 1 9 ' Any disciplinary measures required as a result of incidents tha t have occurred at international friendly matches. however. (c) a fine imposed on a player or official not exceeding SFr . Any sanctions imposed by a national association under the term s of this article may be subject to appeal. however. Art . 10. 4. in compliance with Art . Disciplinary measures within the competenc e of the national association s Art . club . IX . – cases whereby a national association expressly requests the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to intervene . the official or the club to be sanctioned belongs . (c) a suspension from up to three matches of a player and ban for up to three months on an official or club. Art .000 . 39 §2 of the Statutes) and comply with Art. The following sanctions shall. of the regulations governing the func tion and procedure of that committee. of the Regulations governing the FIFA Appeal Committee's function and procedure. 30. international friendly tournaments and interclub friendly matches (cf . 13 ff. z The following sanctions shall. player. 34 . be final : (a) a caution or censure imposed on a national association. Art . (b) a suspension from up to three matches of a player or ban for up t o three months on an official or club.1 3 ff . 10. 30. be final: (a) a caution or censure imposed on a player.000 . 5 and 21 to 23 ) shall come under the jurisdiction of the national association to whic h the player.

Art. Art . they shall be imposed by the national association t o which the player belongs . Art . Art . 26 §7) to the nationa l association of the offending player . A. z The national association to whom the offending player belong s shall subsequently inform the association which notified it of the ex pulsion of the measures it has taken against the offending player . Assault on mfarea sanctions X. a If any disciplinary measures (expulsions. .sat Imemaliona l match . Art . Board (cf . if existent. d ended from all future Art . the appropriate disciplinar y committee. a A disciplinary committee which is operative during a tournamen t shall only be entitled to prohibit a player who has been sent off fro m playing in the matches in that tournament . cautions etc . olscipllnmy measuresa t maiho.nta 35 . oisdp1ha a m . The latter national associatio n shall inform both the national association under whose jurisdiction th e match was played and the FIFA general secretariat what measure s have been taken against the player concerned . 5 involving clubs from different national associations. 2 In this connection.asur. 4 §1) shall remain automaticallyY suspende P matches until either the national association to whom the player belongs or. Laws of the Gam e Art . 24 t The Federation shall inform the national associations of the amendments and decisions made by the International F . the association whose country the match was played shall inform the other association i immediately of the expulsion . in the case of a tournament. 2 3 1 A player whom the referee has declared guilty of assault on him durin g or immediately after a match shall automatically be suspended until the first disciplinary body has decided upon appropriate sanctions . a These provisions apply both to international matches and to matches in competitions organised by national associations.ndm . spitting at the referee is regarded as an assault . • Any disciplinary measures that need to be taken with regard to expulsions or cautions imposed during international matches organise d by FIFA are solely within the competence of the Federation . 2 2 1 If an expulsion has been imposed by a referee during an interclub match cf. If more severe sanction s are necessary. Art . th e national association under whose jurisdiction the match was playe d shall send a copy of the referee's report (cf. 4 §1). G eof th e am.) have been imposed by a referee during an international match (cf . has imposed the necessary sanctions . 2 1 1 A player who has been sent off during an international match (cf .

Refs . ' Art . Art . 28 The Executive Committee shall. 2 The amount owing to the referees shall be paid to them in easil y convertible currency on the same day as the match by the nationa l association which has organised the match . be made by national association s whose football season is still in progress at the time of receipt of th e notification . in conjunction with the FIFA Referees' Committee. nulae" Reimburse. 3 The expenses for hotel and board incurred by referees of interna tional matches shall be settled by the national association organisin g the match . 25 Each referee of an international match (cf. 27 Referees at international matches (cf. 2 The referee chosen to officiate at an international match shall be a member of the official FIFA List of International Referees . Art. travel category and number of days due for reimbursement to whic h the referees are entitled . 57 of the FIFA Statutes) with respect to the Laws of the Gam e within one month of the Board's annual meeting . 2 This report shall be made on the official form given to the refere e by the national association under whose jurisdiction the match wa s played . 2 6 The referee of every international "A" match shall send a repor t within 48 hours of the match both to FIFA and the national association on whose territory the match was played . 'Thenational associations shall beobliged toenforce these amendments and decisions at the latest by 1 61 July after the Board's annua l meeting . . The Federation's expense regulations shall determine the amounts . The report shall record all the disciplinary measures taken and th e reasons for these measures . however. Regulations 36 Art . Art . Xf . The national associations shall be entitled to apply the amendments and decisions as soon as they have been issued by the Inter national Board . Implementation Art .'. Exceptions may.. . 4 §t) shall belong t o a neutral national association unless otherwise previously agreed b y the national associations concerned . 4 §1) shall be entitled to: (a) a daily allowance (b) reimbursement of travel expenses . . ment of nxponse . Referees Ruinous . define the regulations governing the List of Inter national Referees of FIFA . Art.

XII . 18 of the Statutes . Chicago. Matters not provided fo r Art . XIII . Final provision s Art . Blatter 37 . 2 9 Any matters not provided for in these Regulations shall be decide d by the Executive Committee . 3 0 These Regulations were adopted by the FIFA Congress in Rome on 6 June 1990 and amended by the FIFA Congresses in Zurich on 3 Jul y 1992 and in Chicago on 16 June 1994 . 16 June 199 4 ON BEHALF OF THE FIFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTE E President : Dr Joáo Havelange General Secretary : Joseph S. They supersede those date d 14/15 November 1953 and come into force as laid down in Art .

. unles s the Congress decides otherwise. The penalties shall be: (a) a call to order.nshl p Duties umut. Art. (c) exclusion from one or more sessions . He shall open and adjourn the sessions and debates. Chab . in order of seniority of appointment . . 39 . Art .. STANDING ORDER S OF THE FIFA CONGRES S Art . 2 The President shall ensure the strict application of these Standin g Orders . scruti . He shall maintain order at the Congress and may propose penal ties against anyone who interferes with the proper procedure of th e discussions or is guilty of misconduct towards other participants at th e Congress . the Congress shall appoint an adequate number of scrutineers to count the votes given for an d against whenever a vote is taken and to assist the General Secretary in distributing and counting voting papers issued for the elections . . (b) a censure. if h e is not available. one of the vice presidents. 4 In the case of an appeal. Interpreter s Art . the Congress shall decide immediatel y and without debate . . Art . 4 Official interpreters shall be appointed to make translations intothe official languages of the Congress ..3 At the beginning of the first session. give permission to speak and con duct the proceedings. 2 The General Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes . 5 The General Secretary shall be responsible for a correct record o f the debates . 1 ' The President of FIFA shall take the chair at the Congress or.

Proposals ' Amendmante Motion for adjournment Cl osing of dleensslons vodng 40 Art . the chairman. omerof Proceedings Art . however. d No-one shall be compelled to vote . (c) by the representative of the association responsible for the inclusion of an item in the agenda . ' Art. 5 Before each vote. B All proposals shall be submitted in writing . ' 2 . a As a general rule. 9 + If a motion for adjournment is proposed. 7 The right to speak shall be granted in the order in which it is re quested . only be granted to those members wh o have requested the right to speak before the vote was taken . 1 0 No vote can be taken by secret ballot . discussion on the mai n question shall be suspended until a vote has been taken on the mo tion . 3 A speaker cannot obtain permission to speak a second time if a member who has not yet spoken requests permission . the chairman shall close the discussion unles s the Congress decides otherwise by a simple majority of those voting . x The general discussion shall then be opened . No speaker shall start speaking before he has obtained per mission to do so. 6 Each discussion shall be opened by a statement : (a) by the President or by the member designated by the Executiv e Committee for this purpose . permission to speak shall. Voting can be taken by roll call. Proposals which are no t relevant to the subject under discussion shall be withdrawn from th e debate . z If a proposal is made to close the discussion. the Congress shall decide immediately . spealsom ' Art . it shall immediatel y be put to the vote without debate. shall read the text of the proposal aloud and explain the method o f voting (quorum) to the Congress . Art . If an objection is raised. provided a request to this effect i s supported by at least 15 of the associations present and entitled t o vote . x Any amendment shall be drawn up in writing and passed to th e chairman before being put to the debate . (b) bythe representative of a committee specially appointed to make a report . or the person designated by him . Speakers shall speak from the rostrum reserved fo r this purpose . If the motion is approved. 4 The vote shall be taken by a show of hands (voting cards) .

x The number of ballot papers issued shall be announced by th e chairman of the session before the count . they shall b e put to the vote in succession and no member of the Congress may vote for more than one of the proposals . If two or more votes are given in support of one candidate o n one ballot paper.. 6 Art . 1 1 ' All elections shall be carried out by secret ballot. 0 The ballot papers returned shall be retained until the last count ha s been verified and then destroyed immediately afterwards . Proposals shall be put to the vote in the order in which they ar e submitted . vote before th e amendments proper. 7 Alterations to amendments shall be put to the . only one vote shall be valid . If the number exceeds that of the ballot papers issued. 1 2 These Standing Orders of the FIFA Congress were adopted by th e FIFA Congress in Rome on 6 June 1990 . If there are more than two main proposals. 0 Proposals which are not contested shall be considered as passed . 18 o f the Statutes . the vote shall be declared nul l and void and another vote shall be taken . Rome. 10 No-one may obtain permission to speak during voting until the result has been announced by the chairman . the vote shall be valid . 0 If the number of ballot papers returned is equal to or less than tha t of the ballot papers issued. by means of ballot papers. 4 The absolute majority is based on the number of valid ballot pa pers returned . 6 June 199 0 ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF FIF A President : Dr Joao Havelange General Secretary : Joseph S. Art .. They supersede those dated 14/15 November 1953 and come into force as laid down in Art . 0 The chairman shall announce the result of each vote to the Congress . The distribution and count of the ballot papers shall be con ducted by the General Secretary assisted by scrutineers . Blatter 41 . 51-01. B The chairman shall verify the results of the voting and announc e them to the Congress . . and amendments before the main proposal . Blank or cancelled papers shall not be included in th e count.

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