FIFA Committee Rejects FC Barcelona Appeal

August 22, 2014

The FIFA Appeal Committee — which is chaired by Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden — has  rejected the appeals lodged by Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol and to confirm the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors.

FIFA said, “As such, FC Barcelona is to serve a transfer ban which will see the club prevented from registering any players at both national and international level for two complete and consecutive transfer periods, starting with the next registration period [January 2015] given that the appeal of the club had been granted suspensive effect by the chairman of the FIFA Appeal Committee.

“FC Barcelona has also been ordered to pay a fine of CHF 450,000 and been given a period of 90 days from today in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned.

“Meanwhile, the RFEF has been ordered to pay a fine of CHF 500,000 and granted a period of one year in which to regularise their regulatory framework and existing system concerning the international transfer of minors in football.

“The terms of the decisions taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee were communicated to FC Barcelona and the RFEF today.”

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  1. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Also make sure that Barcelona are NOT allowed to appeal the *Suspension* of the Uruguayan “Hannibal Lechter” Luis Suarez – and that he serves-out his full suspension!!!

    He is a disgrace to the sport and I am embarrassed that he was once a member of Liverpool FC!!!