have lost their appeals against transfer bans imposed by world football governing body, FIFA for breaking rules protecting underage players.
Players involved were aged under 18 who played in competitions for Atletico
between 2007 and 2014, and Real from 2005-2014.
and were allowed to sign players during the last transfer window. Unfortunately
FIFA’s appeals committee dismissed both clubs’
appeals window and now they have to serve their bans.
clubs are to serve a transfer ban that prevents them from registering any
players at national and international level for the next two complete and
consecutive registration periods for breaching articles 5, 9, 19 and 19bis as
well as annexes 2 and 3 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of
Players (the “Regulations”),” a FIFA statement said.
in April 2014 after breaching rules on the transfer of under-18 players.
said, “I don’t understand anything. It’s unfair, absurd. We’re going to
wait and hope the issue gets resolved. The club will do everything in its power
to overturn this sanction. I hope things get fixed quickly.”
the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).