Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Real Madrid have had their transfer ostracize
The Spanish giants were slapped with a two-
window penalty for the alleged illicit signing of
adolescent players.
But they've now had that sanction reduced.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has
transmuted the penalty to just one transfer
That will apply in January, with Authentic now free to
enter the market for incipient players next summer.
The statement read: "The Court of
Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today
informed Real Madrid CF of their decision by
which they have partially upheld the appeal
lodged by the club against the FIFA
resolution which imposed a sanction
forbidding the signing of players for two
transfer windows, reducing said sanction to
just one period, corresponding to the
January 2017 transfer window.
"The decision highlights the injustice of the
original ban imposed by FIFA, although the
club regrets that the CAS lacked the
courage to revoke the ruling entirely."
In explaining their decision, a CAS
statement read: "The Court of Arbitration for
Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the
arbitration between Real Madrid and FIFA.
"The Spanish club's appeal was partially
accepted. Therefore, the decision of the
FIFA Appeals Board (FIFA) is cancelled and
replaced by this CAS decision in which the
following elements have been
modified: Real Madrid are prohibited from
registering new players, both nationally and
internationally, during a full transfer period
(initially two periods); Real Madrid must
pay a fine of CHF240,000 (initially CHF
360,000) (£225,000, initially £337,000)."
The CAS statement added: "In summary,
the sole arbitrator determined that certain
offences alleged by FIFA could be
confirmed, but not all.
"Given that the violations committed by
Real Madrid were less serious and fewer
than the FIFA judicial authorities had
affirmed, the sole arbitrator found that the
sanctions imposed on Real Madrid had to
be reduced."

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