Argentinean Financial Fair Play Regulations: the “in extremis” revision rejected by CAS

Argentinean Financial Fair Play Regulations: the “in extremis” revision rejected by CAS
This is the second CAS award challenging a disciplinary decision from the Argentine Football Association (AFA), following the acknowledgment of the CAS jurisdiction in the Statutes approved in 2017. In this case, Newell’s Old Boys’ challenge was accepted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the decision of the AFA Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal was overturned.
 

TAS 2018/A/6077 Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys c. Asociación del Fútbol Argentino & Club Atlético Lanús

 

The case was related to a point-deduction procedure conducted on the basis of “financial fair play” rules negotiated with the player’s union and enacted by the AFA in 2017. According to these rules, clubs shall have no debts towards its players before beginning the season. In case of non-compliance or false...

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