FIFA to allow Russian clubs suspend 100 contracts including that of Nigerian footballer Victor Moses

FIFA are set to allow clubs in the Russian Premier League to suspend the contracts of just over 100 players, including Victor Moses.

The former Chelsea star and Nigerian winger is one of 109 foreign players currently registered with Russian Premier League sides, that are set to be allowed to suspend their deals.

The New York Times reports that FIFA will allow players to move to new clubs on an initial temporary basis, through until June 30. FIFPro and the World Leagues Forum had called for the change to be a permanent one, but FIFA is understood to announce players must return to their Russian clubs by June 30.

Nigeria international Moses is just one of the players set to be impacted by the decision, having joined Spartak Moscow permanently from Chelsea last summer. Russian clubs are currently allowed a maximum of eight foreign players within their squad, with Brazil the biggest contributor of foreign talent with 13 players.

Krasnodar announced last week that foreign players and staff can suspend their contracts, with all eight of their foreign stars taking up the option.

Former Norwich City manager Daniel Farke stepped down from his role as Krasnodar boss in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine before he had taken charge of his first match.

FIFA have already banned Russia from international football in response to the country’s military operation in Ukraine. This means that the national team will currently not be allowed to take part in the play-offs for the World Cup later this month.

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