FIFA Membership: CAS 2020/A/6690 Bonaire Football Federation v. FIFA

FIFA Membership: CAS 2020/A/6690 Bonaire Football Federation v. FIFA
Respect for personality rights does not give any entity the right to become a FIFA member if its admission conditions are not satisfied. There may only be exceptions to this rule if the criteria for admission are discriminatory and unlawful in nature.

Facts and Procedure

 

On 2 June 2019, the BFF filed, via Concacaf, an application for FIFA admission. The said application, which consisted of a 70-page report and its enclosures, contained a detailed description of the internal organization of the BFF, its championship, its national teams, registered teams and players, coaches, and referees, as well as a description of the political, economic and social structures and sporting infrastructure in Bonaire, its accommodation and transportation facilities.

In addition, the application contained an index of FIFA’s requirements for admission to FIFA, as...

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