Josep Maria Bartomeu attended the ECA meeting / PHOTO: ECA

This Tuesday, Josep Maria Bartomeu was in Switzerland form a busy day that involved a morning meeting in Geneva with the European Clubs Association (ECA), followed by an afternoon in Nyon  with the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council.

The ECA meeting was opened by UEFA president Michel Platini, and discussed, among other issues, Financial Fair Play, where the members clubs reiterated their desire to act responsibly with regard to economic matters. They also spoke about what to do with money paid in fines for not respecting the aforesaid rules. Other topics included their commitment to ensuring the integrity of football and combating match fixing. The participants were also presented with the latest information from the work group that’s studying a possible change of dates for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Second appearance

This was the second time that Bartomeu has attended an ECA assembly after also being present at the one held in Barcelona in March. He has been on the Executive Committee of the body since May.

At the Strategy Council meeting, which consists of members of UEFA, the EPFL (pro football leagues), FIFPro (the footballers union) as well as of ECA, Bartomeu and the other delegates mainly focuses on player transfers and the international football fixture list.

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