Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, has said that football players will be allowed to play for up to three clubs, instead of two, during the course of a season.
FIFA made this known on Thursday on their website.
The global football body said this was a temporary rule change to alleviate the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the sport.
It added that the move was “to avoid any concerns regarding unemployed players.”
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FIFA also said it would allow national associations to open their transfer window for the 2020/2021 season before the current campaign has finished.
It said the change was intended to allow clubs to complete the 2019/2020 season with their original squad.
This is view of the fact that the current campaign had been extended from May into June and July as is the case in a number of European countries.