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Chelsea's two windows transfer ban reduced to one by CAS

Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) has reduced the two windows transfer ban imposed on Chelsea by FIFA to one. FIFA handed Chelsea tw...


Court of Arbitration for Sports(CAS) has reduced the two windows transfer ban imposed on Chelsea by FIFA to one.

FIFA handed Chelsea two windows transfer ban for violating the rules of recruitment on minor players.  But the club have already served one window ban last summer, and are now free to sign new players in the January transfer window.

The full CAS statement read: "A CAS arbitration procedure was initiated in June 2019, following the receipt of CFC’s appeal, and conducted by a Sole Arbitrator (Prof. Massimo Coccia (Italy)). The club did not file any application for provisional measures but requested that a final decision be rendered before the end of 2019.

"A hearing was held at the CAS headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 20 November 2019.

"The Sole Arbitrator found that CFC did violate Articles 19.1 (related to the international transfer of minors) and 19.3 (related to the first registration of minors) of the RSTP, but for a significantly smaller number of players (about 1/3 of the violations found by FIFA). In addition, the violations of other RSTP rules were found to be less serious than those attributed to Chelsea FC by FIFA.

"Accordingly, the Sole Arbitrator reduced the sanction to one single transfer ban (which Chelsea FC already served during the 2019 summer registration period), and halved the monetary sanction.

"In view of the upcoming transfer window, the Sole Arbitrator issued his decision without the grounds.

"The reasoned award is being prepared and is expected to be notified to the parties in early 2020."





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