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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid nailed with year-long transfer bans – SportsUntapped.com
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Added January 18th, 2016 by Ian

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid nailed with year-long transfer bans
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Spanish La Liga clubs Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid won’t be allowed to bring in any new players for about a year due to a transfer ban levied on them by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee. FIFA announced that the two Madrid clubs have been banned for the next two transfer windows, which include the current next one in the summer and the window in January of 2017. The teams won’t be allowed to make any moves until the summer of January of 2017, but are allowed to register players during the current January transfer window.

FIFA said the clubs broke the rules regarding the transfers and registrations of players who were under the age of 18. According to the committee, both sides violated several rules when it came to their dealings with minor-aged players from other countries. The clubs are banned from registering any newcomers at the international and national level for two straight transfer windows for their breaches of Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

The clubs are allowed to make player moves this January since the transfer window had already opened before the ruling came down. They can also release players during their bans, but aren’t allowed to bring new ones in. There are exceptions though, since Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will still be able to register players to their women’s beach soccer and Futsal squads. In addition, both of the franchises were fined for their actions. Atletico Madrid was hit with a fine of 900,000 Swiss francs while Real Madrid was nailed with a 360,000 Swiss franc fine. The teams were also given a period of 90 days to fix the situations regarding the minor players involved.

FIFA investigated the Spanish clubs and found that several minor players took part in competitions with the teams at certain times from 2005 to 2014. According to FIFA, the organization wants to protect the rights of minor-aged players regardless of their professional status and gender. FIFA doesn’t allow players under the age of 18 to be transferred internationally as they can only be signed by teams in their own country. There are some specific exceptions, but these have to be approved by FIFA. The world’s governing body of soccer is also backed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding this issue.

The international transfer market is monitored closely to make sure no minors are being taken advantage of. Fellow Spanish La Liga side Barcelona received a transfer ban in the past and there are reports that the English Premier League may soon have one or two teams facing bans in the near future.

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