Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona, who has died aged 60, succumbed to heart failure, a source from the Argentinian Justice Ministry present at the time of his autopsy told CNN en Español on Wednesday.The cause of death was an «acute secondary lung edema to exacerbated chronic heart failure,» the source said.Heart failure is a chronic condition that gradually damages the heart’s ability to pump blood. Fluid can build up in the lungs as a result — a condition known as pulmonary edema. It is an increasingly common problem that can be fatal.The Argentine Football Association confirmed Maradona’s death on Wednesday and posted a short message on its social media platforms.»The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You will always be in our hearts,» it tweeted.Regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, Maradona became a household name after inspiring his country to World Cup glory in 1986.He took center stage at the tournament with a memorable performance against England where he scored an iconic goal that he later described as the «Hand of God.»The diminutive forward out-jumped legendary keeper Peter Shilton and punched the ball into the net. Despite the obvious handball, the goal was allowed to stand because the referee did not see the foul.Later in the game he scored one of the best goals in history after weaving his way past seven English defenders.His glittering career was also marked by numerous controversies and his notorious lifestyle led to alcoholism and addiction.Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning for the passing of the superstar, and posted a tribute to Maradona on Twitter.»You took us to the top of the world. You made us feel incredibly happy. You were the greatest of all. Thank you for having existed,» it read.Maradona will lie in honor for public viewing at Argentina’s presidential palace, Casa Rosada, according to a statement published by the country’s official news agency, Telam.Fans took to the streets across Argentina and in Naples on Wednesday to pay tribute to their hero.Meanwhile, UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin said a minute’s silence would be observed ahead of all European matches this week in honor of the Argentine.»He will go down in history as someone who set football alight and thrilled fans young and old with his brilliance and skill,» Čeferin said in a statement.Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla earlier told CNN that the star had died of cardiac arrest. Maradona’s family has authorized an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death, according to a source close to the soccer star. The official autopsy results have yet to be released.
FIFA reinforces the figure of the football coach in its regulations
It is working on modifications aimed at better legally covering the figure of the coach before the clubs and federations. FIFA may intervene in case of disputes that may arise regarding the figure of the coach, and there will be a hardening in case of breach of contracts.
They will focus on several issues.
.- Clarity on employment contracts in such a way that the coach’s contract must include essential aspects such as the rights and obligations of the parties, agreed remuneration.
.- Improvements in terms of contractual stability in labor relations between coaches and clubs or federations. These are provisions relating to the fulfillment of the contract, drafted in a similar way to those that exist for players. Thus, for example, specific provisions will be stipulated on the fulfillment of contracts, their expiration and the consequences of unilateral termination.
.- Provisions on overdue debts with coaches, in such a way that clubs and federations must fulfill their financial obligations according to the terms signed with their coaches. FIFA recognizes that the concept of past due debts has proven to be an effective tool for reinforcing contractual stability between clubs and players. Therefore, it is intended that these unpaid salaries to the coaches have the same effect.
.- Execution of economic decisions. In other words, the consequences that an economic breach can entail for any club or federation in relation to a coach. The consequences to be borne by clubs, federations or coaches in the event of non-compliance with a payment order issued by a FIFA decision-making body will be regulated in a very clear manner from FIFA.
All these modifications are expected to be approved by the FIFA Council next December to take effect immediately.
Cameroon secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Mozambique in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo on Monday night. The victory saw the Indomitable Lions extend their lead to six points at the top of the Group F standings, while the Mambas remain second on the table.
The Mambas, who were desperate to avenge their 4-1 defeat to Cameroon, got off to a bright as they looked to grab an early goal in order to unsettle the visitors’ defence.Mozambique were awarded a penalty in the 20th minute, but Reginaldo failed to convert it as he hit the woodwork from the spot-kick.The hosts were left to rue that missed opportunity as the Indomitable Lions opened the scoring four minutes before the half-hour mark.Ngoumo Ngamaleu set-up Vincent Aboubakar, who made no mistake as he beat Mozambique goalkeeper Julio Franque to make it 1-0 to Cameroon.
Mozambique (0) 0Cameroon (1) 2 (Aboubakar 26′, Tabekou 73′)Mozambique: Franque, Jeitoso, Sidique, Nené, Manuel Kambala, E.Pelembe, Salomao, Kamo-Kamo (Helder 88′), Reginaldo (Decarvalho 58′), Miquissone, Ratifo.Cameroon: Onana, Ngah, Moukoudi, Castelletto (Bassogog 82′), Onguéné, Hongla (Ekambi 74′), Mbaizo, Ngamaleu (Bagnack 82′), Kunde, N’Jie (Tabekou 61′), Aboubakar (Bahoken 74′).
The Indomitable Lions, who have already qualified for the 2022 AFCON finals by virture of being the tournament hosts, continued to attack after the restart.Antonio Conceicao, the Cameroon coach, introduced introduced Belgium-based striker Serge Tabekou just after the hour-mark.
The Royal Excel Mouscron marksman made an immediate impact on the game as he beat Franque to make it 2-0 to Cameroon in the 73rd minute.
Cameroon humble Mozambique 4-1 for Afcon 2021 qualifier.
De match for Reunification Stadium, Douala wit no spectators for seka Covid-19, October 12, for dis day three Afcon 2021 qualifiers.
Vincent Aboubakar open scores for first half wit header, den strike in double before Zambo Anguissa add number three.
Dianamo Moscow forward, Njie Clinton Njie add number four softly afta Mambas of Mozambique reduce score.
Cameroon indomitable lions play dia game afta 22 years for Reunification stadium without dia captain, and forward, Moting weh e get injury and e recently sign for German side, Bayern Munich. Also, defender, Fai Collins, Midfielder Michael Ngadeu and Jean Onana all test positive for Covid -19 and deh miss de game. Indomitable Lions kneel for sing national anthem for remember de seven pikin dem weh deh die for Kumba for October 24.
CAS 2019/A/6621 resums that when contracting with a foreign Club occurs without prior questioning of the validity or validity of the Player’s employment contract with a Club belonging to other Asdociation , the request of the ITC would activate, according to the reasoning of the CAS last exposed, the competence of FIFA under art . 22, a) of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
Award 2019 / A / 6621, of October 7
In the case resolved by this recent CAS Award, issued on October 7, it was to appreciate an analogous circumstance and a difference with respect to the precedent just mentioned.
The peculiarity in this matter derived from the fact that, unlike the one resolved in the aforementioned award, since the ITC had been requested by AS MONACO to be able to register the Player, OSASUNA argued that in this case art. 22, b) of the FIFA Statute and Transfer Regulations, but 22, a) of the same Regulations, according to which: “Without prejudice to the right of any player or club to raise a case before an ordinary court of labor disputes, the FIFA has the competence to deal with: a) disputes between clubs and players in relation to the maintenance of contractual stability (art. 13-18) if an ITC request has been issued and if there is a claim from an interested party in relation to said ITC, in particular with regard to its issuance, concerning sports sanctions or compensation for breach of contract ”.
Well, the CAS makes the following interpretation regarding the applicability of such provision to the case raised :
“121… In the first place, the Panel notes that the rule contained in letter a) of art. 22 of the FIFA RETJ is established «without prejudice to the right of any player or club to seek justice before a civil court for labor disputes», as in the case in attendance. On the other hand, the Panel is of the opinion that this provision is precisely intended to cover those cases that gain an international dimension due to the fact that the contractual dispute in question arises from the fact that the player intends to “move internationally”. In other words, depending on the circumstances of the case, if a footballer unilaterally terminates an employment contract with his club as a result of the induction of a third club belonging to a different national association, or because he plans to join that third club, and the latter requests the issuance of the player’s ITC, these circumstances could activate the applicability of art. 22 letter a) of the FIFA RETJ and grant jurisdiction to the FIFA CRD, which would be competent to decide the merits of the case (for example, whether or not there is a breach of the contract), and not only the question of the request of the ITC in herself.
- However, in this case such factual premises do not concur. Contrary to what the Appellant maintains, the present dispute does not arise as a result of the request by the Second Appellee of the player’s ITC. On the contrary, the dispute between the Player and the Club began a couple of months earlier, on May 25, 2017, when the Player notified the Club that he did not accept the extension of the employment contract and that his employment relationship would end on May 30. June 2017. Therefore, the dispute between the Club and the Player began exactly 2 months before the ITC request, which was made on July 25, 2017. In fact, when the dispute between the Club and the Player was started (that is, on May 25, 2017), the Player’s agent had not yet contacted the Second Appellee to offer the Player’s services, which he did on May 30, 2017. This is further credited by the fact that that the Appellant submitted his request for conciliation exclusively against the First Appellee on July 21, 2017.
- Consequently, in the present case it cannot be argued that the dispute results from or is sufficiently related to ITC’s request, or that it is due to “planned international transfer”. On the contrary, by supporting the opinion that the Appellant seeks to support, the Panel considers that the present dispute derives from a controversy that arises exclusively between the Appellant and the First Appellee due to the latter’s decision not to extend the Employment Contract, «And only at a later time did the player try to join a new club affiliated with a different association, so the planned international transfer is not the reason for the contractual litigation.»
As a consequence of all of the foregoing, CAS confirmed FIFA’s decision declaring CA OSASUNA’s claim inadmissible.
On September 18, 2020, the 70th Congress of the Fèderation Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”)  was held electronically, in which, among other measures, a series of amendments to the FIFA Statutes were approved and the Regulations for the Application of the Statutes ], whose entry into force took place with immediate effect after its approval on September 18, 2020 , and which have been incorporated into the different regulatory bodies through FIFA Circular No. 1732 dated September 23, 2020.
Among these modifications, this article addresses the amendments to articles 5 to 9 of the Regulations for the Application of the FIFA Statutes (the “FIFA RAE”) in relation to “Eligibility to play for national teams” and which were previously included under the heading «criteria for the call to participate with the national teams».
In summary, with the aforementioned amendments, FIFA has tried to fill the existing legal gaps and gaps detected based on practical experience and the casuistry of recent years in this regard.
FIFA notes that the amendments essentially seek to:
Define ambiguous and confusing concepts (on which the federations constantly request clarification); Incorporate and codify the jurisprudence established by the sole judge of the Players’ Status Commission (“CEJ”) (in order to provide legal certainty); Introduce three (3) additional exceptions to the general prohibition that prevents changing federations  (based on proposals from member federations and jurisprudence); Regulate the situation of stateless footballers.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga (LNFP) have set out rules related to the potential consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in the upcoming 2020-21 season, which kicks off next weekend, 12-13 September.
Both institutions have sent issued the same press release announcing that «these measures are intended to introduce a safeguard to modify the competition rules in the event that the circumstances arising from the pandemic so require».
Specifically, rules are set «to define the alternative stadiums of each team for cases in which the matches could not be played in their own stadiums.» In this case, the clubs will have until before the second match day of the 2020-21 season begins (September 18) to communicate their choice of alternative venues, which must be outside of their own autonomous communities.