FIFA continued to bring greater openness and transparency to its internal processes in 2020 by publishing all of its statements, reports and decisions on its dedicated platform, legal.FIFA.com.
The most important publications included the first-ever annual report of the Players’ Status Department, as well as reports on the activities of the two main independent judicial bodies, the Disciplinary and Ethics Committees, and on FIFA’s anti-doping activities.
FIFA also published the comprehensive new FIFA Legal Handbook, which gathers all of the latest FIFA regulations, statutory documents and relevant circulars in one place electronically for the first time.
Delayed due to the pandemic, the second edition of the Football Law Annual Review was held by FIFA as an open online event that was streamed live on FIFA.com.
FIFA developed a toolkit of new and updated integrity resources that present the best practices that member associations and confederations should use as a day-to-day reference tool to promote integrity and protect football competitions from match manipulation.
FIFPRO and FIFA signed a collaboration agreement endorsing a smartphone app that allows professional footballers to anonymously report match-fixing approaches, complementing existing confidential reporting platforms already introduced by FIFA.