FAZ and each of its Members play Association Football in compliance with the Laws of the Game
issued by IFAB. Only IFAB may lay down and alter the Laws of the Game. FAZ and each of its Members play futsal and beach soccer in accordance with the Futsal Laws of the Game and the Beach Soccer Laws of the Game. Only FIFA may lay down and alter the Futsal Laws of the Game and the Beach Soccer Laws of the Game.
Clubs, Leagues (including Regional Leagues) or any other groups of Clubs affiliated to FAZ shall be subordinate to and recognised by FAZ. There shall only be one top tier national league on the territory of FAZ. The FAZ Statutes define the scope of authority and the rights and duties of these Clubs and groups. Their Statutes must be approved by the Executive Committee of FAZ. Matters in relation to referees, disciplinary issues, anti-doping, club licensing and player registration (ITC) shall remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of FAZ.
The affiliated Clubs and groups of Members of FAZ shall take all decisions on any matters regarding their membership independently of any external body. This obligation applies regardless of their corporate structure.
In any case, no natural or legal person (including holding companies and subsidiaries) shall exercise control over more than one Club or group of Members of FAZ competing in the same league whenever the integrity of any match or competition could be jeopardised.