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FIFA says deal close to resolve transfer system complaint

ZURICH (AP) FIFA says a complaint to the European Commission challenging soccer's transfer market is set to be withdrawn.

The formal complaint that the trading system is "anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal" was filed two years ago by FIFPro, the global group of players' unions.

World soccer governing body FIFA says a new agreement with FIFPro, European clubs and a global leagues' group can help end the dispute next year.