Football vs. War

Football vs. War

Preamble

There are always many interested parties when moving a player from one club to another, especially if we talk about high profile player performing for a top football division. Usually, the possibility to terminate a contract with the current club without negative consequences is strictly connected to club’s misconduct. But occasionally some circumstances not connected to the club’s behaviour may serve as a reason for unilateral termination by a player, like for example war in his employer’s country.

In this article, I would like to focus on war as force majeure event and its possible impact on contractual relations between a club and a player.

General Rule and Exception

The starting point in my deliberations shall be one of FIFA’s major principles, which is
confined in article 13 of FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP) known as "Respect of...

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