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Barca Denied Transfer Ban Appeal

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:23 PM

Barcelona will be unable to sign any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected its appeal against a ban imposed for repeatedly breaking youth transfer regulations. In April, FIFA banned the Catalan giant from signing any players for two consecutive transfer windows after it was found guilty of breaching regulations designed to avoid the exploitation and trafficking of young players.

Meanwhile, Barca has been busy during the current transfer window, spending over 150 million euros ($200 million) on the likes of Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Thomas Vermaelen, Alen Halilovic and Jeremy Mathieu.

Immediately following FIFA’s ruling, Barca responded by saying that it would take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Should that fail, then Barca will be unable to sign players in the January or summer 2015 transfer windows.

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