Malta Football Association
Affiliations

Affiliations

Affiliation of the Association to International Organisations

 

(i) The Association shall be affiliated to, and shall observe, the rules, bye-laws, regulations, directives and decisions of the Federation Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA) and the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA).

 


(ii) Subject to the provisions of clause (iii) hereunder, in so far as the affiliation to FIFA is concerned, the Association recognises the Court of Arbitration in Lausanne, Switzerland (CAS), as the supreme jurisdictional authority to which the Association, its Members and members thereof, its registered players and its licensed coaches, licensed referees and licensed players' agents may have recourse to in football matters as provided in the FIFA Statues and regulations. Member Clubs and Member Associations and members thereof, players registered with the Association and coaches, referees and players' agents licensed by the Association, when required by the Association and/or FIFA, shall give express confirmation to FIFA in a written declaration that they have taken note of the relevant provisions of the FIFA Statutes and regulations.

 

(iii) In so far as the affiliation of the Association to UEFA is concerned:

 

(a) The Organs of the Administration of Justice of UEFA shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with all disputes of a sporting nature relating to UEFA matters which arise between UEFA and the Association and/or the Asso-ciation's Member Clubs, their players and their officials as provided for in the UEFA Statutes.

 

(b) The Court of Arbitration in Lausanne, Switzerland (CAS) shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with all civil law disputes (of a pecuniary nature) relating to UEFA matters which arise between UEFA on the one hand and the Association and/or Member Clubs of the Association, their players and their officials, on the other hand and/or between themselves as provided in the relevant articles of the UEFA Statutes



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