Chelsea transfer ban: Football Association takes FIFA to court over embargo with hearing set for next month

The Football Association’s appeal over Chelsea’s FIFA transfer ban will be heard in court next month.

The FA were fined just under £300,000 as part of the ruling, which also saw Chelsea slapped with a two-window suspension for breaches of rules relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

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Chelsea were initially handed a two-window transfer by FIFA for breaching transfer rules
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will consider the FA’s complaint on June 26.

In February 2019, Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows and fined, although both punishments were later reduced on appeal.

The Blues were therefore permitted to sign players in the January transfer window – although the west London outfit made no new signings during that period.

And after Chelsea’s successful appeal, the FA are optimistic about their chances of reducing their fine – which originally stood at over £500,000.

The governing body was also given six months by FIFA “to address the situation concerning the international transfer and first registration of minors in football”.

However, the FA responded by saying it would appeal and would “continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea in a constructive manager to address the issues which were raised by this case”.


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