Article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players: Redefining the influence standard

Article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players: Redefining the influence standard
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At first it seemed like a prank, the idea that two of the hottest talents in South America were about to join West Ham (…). Pardew’s response was predictable when the idea was put to him. ‘Don’t be ridiculous,’ he said. ‘It’s never going to happen.’ Only, it was.”[2]

It is not possible to write about Article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) without referring to one of the most famous legal cases in football’s history. The Tévez-Mascherano saga.

We all know by now how the story goes. In August 2006, West Ham...

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