Tuesday 07 February 2023, 08:00

FIFA concludes first Football Tribunal Seminar

  • Football Tribunal consolidates FIFA decision-making bodies under single umbrella

  • Event held at Brazilian Football Association’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro

  • Further modernisation of dispute resolution system discussed

FIFA held the first-ever Football Tribunal Seminar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The two-day event was organised in collaboration with the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) and with the support of CONMEBOL. The seminar, attended by 59 members of the Football Tribunal, was aimed at presenting and discussing key topics under its jurisdiction. The event, which took place at the CBF headquarters, allowed the members of the Football Tribunal to meet in person and share their views on how to further modernise the FIFA dispute resolution system. The FIFA Football Tribunal is composed of three chambers: the Dispute Resolution Chamber, the Players’ Status Chamber and the Agents Chamber. Pending the constitution of the Agents Chamber, the FIFA Football Tribunal is composed of 65 members of 45 different nationalities and has been operating since 1 October 2021.

FIFA Football Tribunal Seminar in Brazil

The FIFA Football Tribunal, which is part of FIFA’s comprehensive reform and the modernisation of the regulatory framework, consolidates the previous FIFA decision-making bodies under a single umbrella body and further facilitates the resolution of disputes involving actors from across the football industry, such as member associations, clubs, players and coaches, as well as processing regulatory applications fundamental to the football family. For more information about what the Football Tribunal does, you can download the first report on its annual activity, which covers the period between 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022, and gives further detail on the numbers of decisions passed by the tribunal in its wide range of competence. Further details on the Football Tribunal are available here.