PRAGUE, 30 Jun - R-Sport, Nikolay Ryazantsev. The UEFA Executive Committee has finished his two day job in Prague, softening the requirements of financial fair play (FFP) for clubs, And to determine the venues for the finals of the European competitions of the season 2016/17.
The financial fair play rules were introduced in the 2011/12 season to make the clubs more balanced use of funds And to avoid serious losses. And according to the information presented by the General Secretary of UEFA Gianni Infantino, This organization turned out." FFP is a great success, the losses of European clubs over the last 3 years decreased from 1, 7 billion euros to just over 400 million euros. Now We can reinforce these Rules, " said Infantino correspondents.
The new FFP regulations, which comes into effect from July 1 And is designed for 3 years, will involve clubs from countries where the economic situation does not allow to obtain Such profits from ticket sales And TV rights, as, for example, in England or Germany. Also clubs will Now be able to pre-sign with UEFA world of the contract, and not to wait for the judgment for failure to follow instructions. Such contracts will allow them to go beyond the powers of the break-even principle, but subject to the provision of real increase of funds coming in the near future.
"fresh Rules Is an extended And improved version of financial fair play rules. The overall objectives of financial fair play remain unchanged. We just move from stage austerity phase, which will enable us to offer greater opportunities for substantial improvement And development ", - said the head of UEFA Michel Platini, quoted by the official Internet portal of UEFA.
Also the UEFA Executive Committee decided that the costs of women's And youth football will not be considered when calculating the break-even point that will enable Even more efficient to develop these areas.
in addition, Gianni Infantino told about the UEFA decision to require each club to enter a post of officer on the issues of access of disabled people to the stadiums.
Members of the Executive Committee has defined the city for the finals of the European Cup season 2016/17. On the first day of the week the sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport that the main match of the Champions League will be held at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, UEFA Europa League at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, and the match for the UEFA super Cup at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje.
The capital of Wales in the past year have already made the match for the UEFA super Cup - This, however, was a different arena, And won special praise from commissioners UEFA." We visited Cardiff last year at the super bowl when we played real Madrid And Sevilla, And we were very well received. It's a beautiful city, but more importantly, the Millennium stadium is one of the few stadiums that have the opportunity to take this match as the Champions League final. We await with impatience when again we will go to Cardiff - their stadium has already proved that can hold major events, " added Infantino.
Mutko told R-Sport " that the Russian Federation is not going in the next 5 years to qualify for the holding of finals of European club tournaments." The policy of the League is such that they want to go to those cities and countries where it was not possible to conduct large, complex events. UEFA And supported us in all matters in 2020 Petersburg will hold the European championship. It will be unique, jubilee is among 13 cities And will be out St. Petersburg. This is quite an honor for us. If we are to make a claim, then after 2020. I think the country has enough projects, resources We have explained, thought through heritage. This needs to be addressed, " said the Minister.
It was also announced that the next Congress will be held in 2017 in Helsinki, and in 2018 in Bratislava.
at the meeting of the Executive Committee were Also considered candidates for inclusion in the different committees of the organization. Mutko said that the Russian Federation has completely filled its quota of representation. In the Committee of national associations joined Alexey Sorokin, the judiciary Committee was re-elected Nikolai Levnikov. In the Committee Futsal And beach soccer became Emil Aliev, the Committee on development And technical problems - Nikolai Tolstykh, the licensing Board - Roman Babaev, and to the Committee on the status of the transfer policy And agents - Sergei Pryadkin, who became its first Vice President. Similarly, in the marketing Committee of the Russian Federation represented by Alexander Alaev, the Committee for fair play And social responsibility re-elected Catherine fedyshina, and the football Committee included Alexei Smertin.
"Participation will take the most active, the Committee (national associations) are important enough, there are produced the strategic issues. Needless to say, This is an important appointment, the more Russia is represented in the committees of UEFA, The better, The more We can influence some strategic things, to Express their opinion, to understand what is happening at the site of UEFA, what trends exist. The more Participation We receive, The better for Russian football, "said Sorokin the Agency" R-Sport " after his election.
at the same time, the Spaniard angel Maria Villar Llona became the 1st Vice-President of UEFA, second Vice-President was elected Cypriot Marios Lefkaritis, third Italian Giancarlo Abete, fourth from the Ukraine Grigory Surkis, the fifth - Dutchman Michael van praagh. In addition, Norway's Karen Espelund was re-elected to the Executive Committee for Another 4 years.