The world governing body for football, FIFA has implemented temporary rule changes to help players overcome financial effects of novel coronavirus.
To address the concerns of unemployed players, FIFA has reportedly decided to allow the players to represent up to three clubs during a season as against the earlier two. The temporary reprieve is aimed at alleviating the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the sport, FIFA said on said on Thursday.
FIFA would also allow national associations to open transfer windows for the next season before the culmination of the ongoing season, which has been prolonged due to postponement of the games on account of lockdowns imposed to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 virus.
The change will allow clubs to complete the 2019/20 season with their original squad, even where the campaign had been extended from May into June and July as is the case in a number of European countries.
Top flight football leagues like Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League and Serie A are getting back to action in June following a month long hiatus after the games remained suspended since March due to the global spread of novel coronavirus.