CORFU. It expired on August 31, 2022, and formally the last extension given by the Deputy Minister of Sports, Mr. L. Avgenakis, for the registration in the register of the General Register of Associations, but in fact another extension of five days was given this time (perhaps until the next day).
A delegation of FIFA/UEFA was to meet this week with Mr. Avgenakis to discuss the matter, following the request of the Confederations and acceptance by the Deputy Minister. As informed by the office of Mr. Avgenakis, the meeting is scheduled for the morning of Friday, September 2 at 11.00. This meeting to discuss the Electronic Register of Sports Clubs and the registration of football clubs in it, is also the reason for the additional five-day extension.
The information of the GGA:
“The meeting has been requested by the international confederations to discuss the Electronic Register of Sports Clubs and the registrations of football clubs in it. Therefore, a few days’ extension is given, until September 5, 2022, to today’s (31/08/2022) deadline for updating the registration in the Register of those associations that were registered in the 2021 Register”.
No one knows what this meeting will produce, but we believe that FIFA/UEFA will pressure the Deputy Minister to accept the proposal made by EPO, that is, that all teams (registered and not) participate in the championships for the coming season, without penalties, just as it was done last year and we are talking about those who take part in the championships and the EPS cup.
Many extensions may have been given to date, over 70% of the clubs may have settled, but amateur clubs have a very small grace period and may be given the last chance to compete. Don’t forget that many of them have academies and if they are not given the opportunity to compete the academy kids won’t play either and nobody would want that.
Awaiting the FIFA/UEFA meeting with Avgenakis and their decision. We believe that a commonly accepted solution will be found for the season that begins, with the confederations coming determined to support the request of the EPO and to insist on self-government.