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International Professional Players Federation: Completing the current season is a priority

2020-03-31T20:33:26.167Z

ZURICH-SANA The International Federation of Professional Players confirmed today that the completion of the current season should be given priority H



Zurich-Sana

The International Federation of Professional Players confirmed today that the completion of the current season should be a priority if the spherical activity resumes after stopping due to the Corona virus pandemic.

"The failure to complete this season is no longer an option for everyone at the present moment ... all parties in football will lose if the season is not completed," Reuters quoted Secretary-General Jonas Bayer Hoffman as saying to reporters.

He added: "If we have an opportunity to end the season, we must take advantage of it because the repercussions will be severe for the players and all parties to the game if we do not."

There were proposals to extend the current season to August or September, with the next season starting later, but some clubs demanded the cancellation of the current season.

Bayer Hoffman warned that there are many examples of clubs using the crisis to break their players ’contracts early and lay off others or declare bankruptcy to evade the payment of dues.

He praised Juventus and Barcelona players who agreed to reduce their salaries, but added that this model should not be used to pressure players in small clubs.

Sports movement stopped worldwide, local soccer competitions were suspended, and the European and Cuban America championships postponed to next year. It is unclear when the activity will resume.

Source: sena

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