LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Challenging FIFA rules on how players can switch national teams, midfielder Nedim Bajrami and the Albanian soccer federation had their case heard by sport’s highest court on Tuesday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the appeal hearing was held remotely by video link. No target date was set for a verdict.
Bajrami, a No. 10 playmaker at newly promoted Serie A club Empoli, was blocked by FIFA this year from changing his eligibility to Albania from Switzerland.
The 22-year-old Bajrami represented Switzerland, where he grew up, from youth level to the under-21 team through 2020.