Chelsea lodge appeal with Federation Internationale de Football Association over transfer ban

Chelsea lodge appeal with Federation Internationale de Football Association over transfer ban

Chelsea lodge appeal with Federation Internationale de Football Association over transfer ban

FIFA's disciplinary committee had imposed the two-window ban on Chelsea registering new players for breaches of regulations relating to the transfer of 29 players aged under 18.

As expected, they have now submitted that appeal.

'Any decision on the sanction remaining in place during the appeal process is to be taken by the chairman of the FIFA Appeal Committee, ' it said.

Chelsea immediately said they "categorically refute the findings" but having now appealed, they must await a decision from FIFA's appeal committee about whether there will be an easing of restrictions ahead of a hearing being convened.

Some of the cases involved players under the age of 18 spending too much time on trial at Chelsea while not registered with England's soccer federations, which was also fined by FIFA.

The club argued that numerous individual cases highlighted involved players on short-term trials who were not signed, and ultimately FIFA's judgement related to alleged breaches regarding only 29 players.


Chelsea have appealed the two-year transfer ban handed to them by Federation Internationale de Football Association after they were found guilty of breaching rules on signing foreign youngsters.

The ban if upheldmeans Chelsea will not be able to recruit players during the 2019summer transfer window as well as the 2020 winter transfer window.

Furthermore, Chelsea could appeal the severity of the sanction, given the fact that over 100 transfers were investigated, with "just" 29 found to be in breach.

Barcelona contested their two-window sanction, unsuccessfully, but their appeal delayed the penalty and allowed them to sign players, including Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Federation Internationale de Football Association prohibits global transfers on minors unless their families moved to a country for non-soccer reasons, or are close to the border of another nation.

The FA have separately indicated their intention to appeal, but the governing body's alleged breach is likely to form part of Chelsea's appeal argument.

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