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What will happen to the future free agents? FIFA responds to the issue

FIFA will establish a group to work on several issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak, BBC reports.

The main issues are the postponed fixtures and player contracts. A special group will work on finding alternatives for the players that will become free agents from June 30.

While the European season could restart in May or June and finish in July, many players may stay without contracts because of the rescheduling. FIFA are now working on resolving this problem.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said (via beIN Sports): “This exceptional situation requires exceptional measures and decisions. This crisis impacts the entire world and that is why solutions need to take into account the interests of all stakeholders around the world.

“We have shown again today a spirit of co-operation, solidarity and unity. These must be our key drivers moving forward and I would like to thank all the confederations’ presidents for their positive contributions and efforts.

“FIFA will keep in close contact with all stakeholders to assess and take the necessary steps to deal with the variety of issues we are facing. I count on the support of the whole football community moving forward.”

Earlier, The Champions League and Europa League finals have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Both finals were set to take place at the end of May, however, UEFA confirmed they will be backdated in a month.

The Champions League final will take place on June 27, while the Europa League final on June 24.

EURO 2020, meanwhile, was officially postponed by a year. It will now take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

Last week, Champions League and Europa League fixtures have all called off.

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