FIFA on Tuesday said that expiring agreements of football players would remain valid until the season’s new end date, as the 2019-2020 fixtures were still on hold due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Expiring player contracts usually end when the season ends, with a termination date that coincides with the end of the season. With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would,” the world governing body for football said in an online statement.

“Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until

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