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OSN+, Anghami to Merge to Create Mideast Streaming Giant 

“Dubai-based OSN+ and Anghami Inc. are merging to create one of the Middle East’s largest entertainment streaming services as they seek to fend off competition from rivals such as Spotify and Netflix. The new entity will have over 120 million registered users, 2.5 million paying subscribers and $100 million in revenue, the companies said in a joint statement.”

Read more from Bloomberg.

Premier League multi-club loan ban could impact Newcastle’s January transfer plan 

“Some teams are keen for the rules to include permanent transfers between associated clubs, rather than just loans. They also want to restrict clubs from signing players back within two transfer windows of them leaving, to ensure they do not gain what is seen to be an unfair advantage over their peers.”

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FIFA’s new agent rules in the balance as UK court set to deliver a merit ruling 

“The case, brought against FIFA by a group if UK based agents including CAA, Stellar and ICM, is awaiting a merit decision on whether the new rules can be enforced under English law. … FIFA has currently suspended enforcing the implementation of the new rules while the UK case is waiting for judgement.”

Read more from INSIDE World Football.

Football agents victory in FIFA commission cap row 

“Several football agents and agents' associations have initiated legal actions against FIFA. Over the summer, the Spanish Association of Football Players' Agents, along with 18 other football agents and agencies, filed a lawsuit against FIFA, as well as asking for interim measures to prevent FIFA from enforcing the FFAR fee cap. On November 6, 2023, the court ruled in the agents’ favour, marking a significant win for those opposing FIFA’s legislation.”

Read more from FootballTransfers.

Kitman Labs Launches ‘The Football Intelligence Platform’ For Premier League Academies 

“The platform gives academies data accuracy and the ability to conduct advanced analytics at a league, club, or player level. Staff will manage player pathways through performance benchmarking and personalised development plans, in addition to providing tools, reporting, insights and actionable data to achieve specific operating and performance outcomes.”

Read more from Endurance Sportswire.

How overseas sports stars are taxed in the UK 

“In the author’s experience, HMRC’s decision to tax endorsement income has been met with much internal criticism from within the accounting profession over the years. This is primarily because it often deters athletes from competing in the UK and deprives the country of hosting showpiece events which could boost the economy by attracting overseas fans and tourists to watch their international heroes.”

Read more from LawInSport.

6th edition of FIFA FLAR to be held in Tokyo, February 2024 

The FIFA Football Law Annual Review (FLAR) will be in Tokyo on February 1-2, 2024 for discussions on the most pressing and interesting topics in football law. The agenda will feature, among other key topics, presentations on the new FIFA Clearing House, the legal proceedings around the FIFA Football Agent Regulations and the European Football landscape.

Read more from InsideFIFA.

Why Kylian Mbappe will have to sack his own mother to secure Real Madrid transfer 

“Lamari would be unable to obtain the relevant certificates until May 2024 and faces the threat of a fine if she continues to represent her son. There are, however, a couple of loopholes that could be explored as teams in Germany and England have blocks in place that prevent them from having to adhere to the FIFA regulations for now – meaning that Mbappe could head for the Bundesliga or Premier League if he wanted to keep his mother in place and speak with other clubs.”

Read more from Goal.