I would think so since precedent has been set. I was surprised sepp only went after Barca as there are a host of clubs in violation of article 14. I long thought article 14 needed to be revised because La Masia doesn't just throw away players if they don't work out.
I know @abovelegit1
poo poo'd the education there saying La Masia was nothing more than a set up like IMG in Florida but that is wholly untrue. These kids get a solid education. School hours for La Masia are from 8AM - 2PM Mon through Fri. The kids are expected to maintain a satisfactory GPA & if they're having trouble, they get extensive tutoring.
Training time varies per age group/team but it only lasts an hour & 30 mins during the week.
I think what needs to happen is that fifa create some accreditation process that protects against kids getting preyed on & tossed out if it doesn't work, complete with yearly audits to make sure the academies are up to snuff academically (in addition to the footballing education).
There was an article a long time ago in a Korean newspaper that featured a story on Lee Seung Woo before he went to La Masia... His parents weren't sure about him going there (being Asian parents) because they weren't sure about the education he'd receive. Once they toured the school & witnessed the focus on academics equal to the football training, they committed their son to Barca. That was the parents #1 concern.
Edit - Barca prez Bartomeu recently did a radio interview stating the club was reassessing the deal they have with Qatar sponsorship due to "the drastic change in social & political aspect of the country since the deal was first made.
For those Spanish speaking Cules, here's a clip of the interview with RAC1.
I don't see the club going back to the UNICEF sponsor on the shirt but I would love to see a different sponsor. It would most likely be even bigger than the 5 year €165 mil deal signed in 2010. The current deal with Qatar runs through next year.Edited by psk2310 - 1/27/15 at 9:36am