Football Clubs leaving their Home Leagues and Playing in a League of another Country

Football Clubs leaving their Home Leagues and Playing in a League of another Country

Introduction

Breaking news came to light a couple of months ago in relation to two football clubs, the first from the Kingdom of Bahrain and second from Kuwait, which are scheduled to play in the Saudi Professional League from next season (2019-2020). As these news spreads throughout the industry, there was also mention of a third club from the United Arab Emirates that may partake in the event.

Although this is not the first time in the world, a new trend is definitely taking place here in the Middle East. This article aims to shed a light of the previous examples. Further, it aims to analyse it from a legal point of view in addition to drawing attention to what contracts or legal structure could be put in place in line with all the applicable national and international regulations. As there is at present no decisions or legal...

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