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FIFA has set up its first ad hoc arbitration panel with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to settle any emergency disputes that arise during the World Cup.
Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers is the UK representative of the panel, which will have between six and nine members, with no more than two from any one country. Beloff said disputes between teams could occur if a match were to be postponed due to bad weather, or if players were selected for national teams for which they were not eligible.
Beloff is a veteran of the 2002 World Cup and the 2000 and 2004 European Championship arbitration panels, but said no disputes had ever arisen.
Fifa accepted CAS's jurisdiction after the 2002 World Cup, electing a private arbitration panel for the tournament.