In an interview with Miguel – a keen follower of Spanish youth football and Barcelona in particular – we discuss the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia, if the Spanish reserve system would work in England and the best prospects currently at Barcelona.
In an interview with Nick Veevers – a member of The FA Communications Department – we discuss his time at the Under 20 World Cup in Colombia with the England team.
A look back at all the teams from Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA México 2011.
July 2001. Four months after the far-reaching agreement with The European Commission over football’s transfer system, FIFA’s Executive Committee met in Buenos Aires to (amongst other things) vote on revised international transfer regulations.
One of the new articles within the regulations – article 21 – would be solidarity mechanism; An article which is unknown to a number of fans and even to some clubs, but yet is also controversial to those who feel the article should have a much broader jurisdiction than it currently does.
In an interview with Paulo Freitas – follower of Brazilian football with a special interest in youth football and a writer for O Jogo Bonito – we discuss, amongst other things, Solidarity Mechanism, La Copa Libertadores Sub-20, and the recent State Juvenil tournaments.
In an interview with Philip – follower of Chelsea youth teams and a keen writer on matters concerning English youth football – we discuss, amongst other things, EPPP, the Euro U21s, and, of course, Chelsea.
Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
19 Protection of minors
1. International transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18.
And with that, FIFA banned all Under 18 transfers.
Well, not quite, because what proceeds that concise sentence is an exception which, while the intent may have been sincere, does little but erode the rule.
a) The player’s parents move to the country in which the new club is
located for reasons not linked to football.