Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been ban from registering players for the next two transfer windows by FIFA.
Both clubs were found guilty of breaching rules regarding the acquisition of foreign minors,
Recall Barcelona was also handed a similar ban by FIFA for irregularities in the signing of young players in April of 2014, but put back by a window during the appeal, allowing the Catalan club to strengthen for Luis Enrique’s debut season.
The Blaugrana went on to sign in Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jeremy Mathieu and that resulted in a treble win.
However, the Los Blancos and Atletico have not entered the market to do such as they were confident that the world governing body won’t ban them.
Interestingly, their appeal were rejected by FIFA who insists on the ban.
Real Madrid immediately issued an official statement which read:
In light of today’s decision by the FIFA Appeal Committee, Real Madrid C. F. wishes to communicate the following:
- The club regrets said decision, understanding it to be deeply unjust and contrary to the fundamental principles of disciplinary law.
- The club will begin the appropriate appeals procedure before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), requesting that the decision be completely overturned, with absolute confidence that said organisation will come to an entirely favourable decision.
- Real Madrid C. F. will request that the procedure be undertaken in an urgent manner in order to obtain a decision from the CAS as quickly as possible.