AS Index has learned from sources close to the German Football Association (DFB) that their agents have been in contact with the police in FIFA’s Borne Sosa case throughout the day.
The young member of the Croatian national team decided not to participate in the HNS game after being invited by the German Football Association. He risked obtaining FIFA citizenship and he needed to qualify for the German national team.
As we wrote before, in September 2020, a provision was added to the Umbrella World Football Organization’s statutes, which constituted an obstacle to Sossi playing in Germany. This is Article 9 (paragraph 2), which reads as follows:
Only in the following circumstances, can the application to change the alliance be approved:
a) Introduce players to the game in official matches of any level (except international level) of any type of rugby in the current league
b) When he is introduced to the game in the first game of any official football game in his current league, he already has the nationality of the league he wishes to represent.
In short, Sosa must have German nationality when he plays for the Croatian U-17 national team for the first time. This is the youngest option in the national league to participate in the official competition. However, it was not until this year that the player applied for German citizenship. His mother Vesna was born in Berlin and lived there for a while before he obtained German citizenship. .
Convincingly, a reputable German alliance will be brought to this position, so during the day, we look for loopholes in the rules and special circumstances for our reference. That is to say, the administrative procedures for obtaining citizenship and obtaining citizenship are totally different concepts in law. It is necessary to check the provisions of German law, that is, whether players whose parents were born in Germany automatically obtain citizenship of the country or initiate the acquisition process.
We talked with several lawyers and they all told us that the existing facts show that it will be difficult for Souza to obtain the right to change FIFA nationality, that is to say, his appearance in the German national team will be very difficult.
A colleague from Germany explained to us that Souza must file a lawsuit to obtain German citizenship under his law, which he did only recently. According to the “FIFA Statute” and Article 9, he had to do this until October 2013, when he played the first official game for the Croatian youth national team.
Changing the FIFA Sossi rules will bring a big problem. Now they are aware of the problems in the German league. As we have discovered, the league has not yet submitted a request to change the FIFA nationality of 19-year-old young players. Croatian national team.
According to sources close to the German alliance, they are preparing for the Sousa case, trying to find loopholes in the rules, or at least alleviate the stigma of gross negligence. Colleagues from Bild also shared similar information with us-the DFB fire is being extinguished.
The lawyer from Split and our best connoisseur of sports law in Croatia, Davor Radić, today answered the question of whether Germans can circumvent the rules for Index.
“The point is that the player Borna Sosa did not obtain citizenship under this special situation after he was born, but did not obtain citizenship until 2021. That is why I believe the German Federation will intervene in this case because It did not take any action. Taking into account all the decisive facts of the FIFA Constitution.
I think this is because the FIFA Player Qualification Committee is likely to reject the request of the German Football Association.I have personally contacted several FIFA lawyers, and they confirmed to me that they were surprised by the German Football Association. “Radiic, a respected lawyer and one of the leading sports law experts, has successfully represented almost all Croatian clubs and Many Croatians. Tell Index.Footballers, whether in Croatian courts or in litigation in FIFA institutions
HNS chief lawyer Vlado Iveta for Index also commented on the case and was surprised by the formation of the German Federation.