FIFA will think about holding league matches in other nations Once the dust settles

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The antitrust case involving the relocation of league matches from their native territory to another location has been resolved in a settlement reached between Relevent Sports and FIFA. As a result of the agreement, FIFA and Relevent can now collaborate to air league matches across the US.

Relevent and FIFA have reached a settlement and have agreed to dismiss all claims asserted by Relevent against FIFA in the action mentioned above. Each side will be responsible for its own attorneys’ fees and costs. The settlement was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“The Stipulation has no bearing on Relevent’s claims against Defendant United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (“USSF”),” the document concludes thereafter.

A request for comment was not promptly addressed by the USSF.

Whether or if the settlement will allow clubs from outside the United States to play regular season matches there was unclear at the time.

According to Relevent CEO Danny Sillman, “FIFA and Relevent Sports have agreed to resolve this matter specific to FIFA while FIFA considers changes to its existing rules about whether games can be played outside of a league’s home territory.” So says Sillman. “As both organizations strive to expand the game, Relevent Sports is excited to back FIFA.”

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