Wednesday 20 March 2019

Chelsea lodge FIFA transfer ban appeal

Chelsea have been handed a two-window transfer ban for breaching regulations on recruitment of minors (Nick Potts/PA)
Chelsea have been handed a two-window transfer ban for breaching regulations on recruitment of minors (Nick Potts/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Chelsea have lodged an appeal with FIFA against their one-year transfer ban imposed for breaching rules regarding the signing of youth players.

Last month the club were issued with a two-window registration ban and fined 600,000 Swiss francs (over £460,000) by the governing body's disciplinary committee over the recruitment of 29 players aged under 18.

When the punishment was announced Chelsea said they "categorically refute the findings" and will appeal and that has now been done.

"We can confirm that FIFA has received an appeal from Chelsea FC over the said case," said a FIFA spokesman.

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