Barcelona to appeal Fifa transfer ban
Published on Apr 3, 2014 3:19 AM
MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona are to appeal a one-year ban on signing players imposed by Fifa for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing under-age players, the club announced on Wednesday.
The sanction is related to the signing of 10 players under the age of 18 between 2009 and 2013 with football's governing body also finding the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) guilty of improper practice.
"FC Barcelona will present an appeal to Fifa and if need be will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)," the club said in a statement released on their website.
"The club will also request precautionary measures that will preserve the rights of the club, including the incorporation of players during transfer windows." The appeal will have to be lodged with Fifa's Appeal Committee within three days and the club could take the case to CAS as a final measure.
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