10. To protect players from burn-out before the fi nal competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the following dates shall apply:
16 May 2010
Final match day at club level for the 30 players nominated on the release lists for the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
17-23 May 2010
Mandatory rest period for the players on the release lists. Players of the two teams involved in the UEFA Champions League Final on 22 May 2010 will be granted permission to play, by way of exception, by the FIFA
24 May – 10 June 2010
The preparation phase for the participating members associations in the final competition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.