Apr 5, 2012

Insurances for national teams

Often in international matches players were getting injured and because of their injuries were off for months. Many clubs already wanted any change to make players that play in national teams supported by UEFA when they are injured in matches like that and it is finally going to be started on Euro 2012 cup. FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter announced that they will pay insurances to all international players who will play at any official international match. "It is an insurance that covers all players, the clubs and national associations. It is important to take the players' interest into consideration." Players that play in friendly matches will be insured too.

photo by Marcello Casal Jr. / ABr

The decision of UEFA & FIFA is considered to be one of the most important changes in the football history as the insurances will not only cover the medical treatment cost of injured player but will also pay indemnity to the club the injured player plays for.

ECA President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added:
"The agreement reflects a greater balance between both national teams and domestic clubs and it is a great achievement to the European football, I would like to honestly thank Michel Platini for his willingness in reaching an agreement. Not only ECA but also all the teams in Europe should be proud with this feat. We all hope to continue to construct, together with UEFA, a future for European football"