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Mon. 14 June 2021

FIFA launches second edition of Diploma in Football Law

Following the success of the inaugural programme, FIFA – in collaboration with the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) – has today launched the second edition of its Diploma in Football Law. Information about applications, which are open from 15 June to 30 September 2021, can be found at and

In line with FIFA’s vision of making football truly global, the FIFA Diploma in Football Law aims to provide sports legal executives working at FIFA member associations, leagues, clubs, players’ unions and private practices from all around the globe with a working knowledge of the latest and most relevant aspects in the legal field.

Reflecting the international dimension of football and subject to health and travel restrictions, the diploma will comprise virtual and in-person lessons over the course of 13 months, during which renowned football experts, arbitrators and lawyers will offer a full array of theoretical and practical insight across five modules, as follows:


  • Module 1 – Introduction to football law

    Doha (Qatar), 21-25 February 2022



  • Module 2 – FIFA transfer regulations (I)

    Miami (USA), 16-20 May 2022



  • Module 3 – FIFA transfer regulations (II)

    Luque (Paraguay), 5-10 September 2022



  • Module 4 – Other aspects of football law

    Cairo (Egypt), 5-9 November 2022



  • Module 5 – CAS proceedings

    Zurich (Switzerland), 6-10 March 2023


This course is offered solely in English.

For further details on the FIFA Diploma in Football Law, please download the brochure here or write to


If you wish to apply, the online application form is available here.

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