Organisation: FIFA

Enforcers launch push to tackle FIFA World Cup collusion

A joint initiative by antitrust enforcers in the US, Mexico and Canada intends to spur competition in several markets by rooting out unlawful agreements targeting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

22 September 2023

Complex disputes sprout up across US organised sports landscape

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The NCAA is facing increased litigation following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NCAA v Alston. Professional baseball, football and golf are also in the spotlight with regard to potential anti-competitive activity.

25 August 2023

FIFA agent regulations do not break competition law, CAS rules

FIFA’s incoming rules to cap football agent fees do not run afoul of EU, Swiss, Italian and French competition law, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has held.

25 July 2023

US Soccer looks to pause monopolisation suit after Second Circuit reversal

The US Soccer Federation is asking a federal appellate court to hold off on reviving allegations it illegally conspired to limit competitive matches until after it petitions the Supreme Court to weigh in.

16 May 2023

FIFA agent regulations survive Dutch injunction request

A Dutch court has rejected an interim application to stop FIFA from implementing allegedly anticompetitive rules that cap player agent fees, ruling that the request lacked sufficient urgency.

11 May 2023

FIFA hit with EU competition complaint

An organisation representing top football agents has filed a complaint to the European Commission accusing FIFA of breaching competition law by introducing new rules that cap football agents' fees.

02 May 2023

Second Circuit revives suit against FIFA and US Soccer

Relevent Sports may pursue its allegations that the world’s soccer governing body conspired with its members to allocate competitive matches to their home soil, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.

08 March 2023

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