Wednesday 22 February 2023, 13:00

FIFA publishes first CAS & Football Annual Report

FIFA has today published a detailed document reflecting the activities of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in football-related matters at global level in 2022, and, in particular, in relation to appeals filed against FIFA decisions during that year. Article 57 of the FIFA Statutes recognises the jurisdiction of CAS to deal with appeals against final decisions passed by FIFA’s legal bodies. By means of this provision, the various football stakeholders (e.g., member associations, confederations, players, clubs, officials, coaches) can be sure that resolutions passed by FIFA, its member associations, confederations and leagues are reviewed by an independent arbitration tribunal. As part of FIFA’s ongoing efforts to increase the transparency of its activities, the CAS & Football Annual Report 2022 provides relevant information and statistics related to the numerous appeals filed before CAS in football matters worldwide. It also offers a detailed description of the most relevant case law from CAS and the Swiss Federal Tribunal as notified last year. The CAS & Football Annual Report 2022 is available here or can be downloaded at