Antitrust Antitrust

FIFA tells EU judges it has no monopoly over football

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 31 Jan 2022 11:23
  • 31 Jan 2022 11:23
Neither the Union of European Football Associations nor the Fédération Internationale de Football Association control the sport, and they cannot be accused of vetoing new competitions from emerging, FIFA has told EU judges.  

“There is no law that requires [the European Super League] to obtain approval from FIFA or UEFA before establishing

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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