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Rummenigge meets EU sports commissioner in Munich

In his role as chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge met European Commissioner for Sport Tibor Navracsics at the Säbener Strasse facility in Munich on Monday 29 February. Rummenigge and Navracsics discussed a number of important topics, including the election of the new FIFA president and the adopted reforms.

Rummenigge and Navracsics talked about the importance of the clubs with regard to the implementation of the necessary and far-reaching reforms to the world association. They agreed it would be sensible to involve the clubs more in the reform process. Rummenigge referred to the positive developments at UEFA, which could serve as an example for FIFA. Further topics included contractual stability in terms of transfers and the EU Commission's work in the digital single market.

“I am very happy to have met with Tibor Navracsics once again and share with him ECA's views and vision for the further development of football in Europe at this crucial time in the history of the game,” Rummenigge commented. Navracsics added: “Football is facing serious challenges and I believe that the solution lies in a process of fundamental reform with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders. I will continue to follow and support this process for the good of the game and all those who love it.”