The Mexican Competition Authority sanctions 17 clubs of the national football federation and 8 natural persons for colluding in the market for soccer players’ draft (Liga MX)

COFECE sanctions 17 clubs of the Liga MX, the Mexican Football Federation and 8 natural persons for colluding in the market of women and male soccer players’ draft* One of the sanctioned conducts consisted of an agreement to set a maximum wage cap for women players, which eliminated competition among clubs to hire them with better remuneration and deepened the gender pay gap.The other sanctioned conduct concerned the segmentation of the market of male players, in which the teams artificially inhibited competition for their hiring, through an agreement that unduly restricted their labor mobility, preventing them from negotiating and signing with the team most convenient for them.The imposed fines amount to a total 177.6 million Mexican pesos. The Board of Commissioners of the Federal

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Mexican Competition Authority, The Mexican Competition Authority sanctions 17 clubs of the national football federation and 8 natural persons for colluding in the market for soccer players’ draft (Liga MX), 23 septembre 2021, e-Competitions November 2021 - II, Art. N° 103615

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