Real, Atletico Madrid lose transfer ban appeal
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 9, 2016
Fifa has dismissed appeals by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid against a ban on registering new players in the next two transfer windows for irregularities in the signing of foreign players under eighteen. This means both La Liga clubs cannot sign players until 2018.
Real, who called the ruling profoundly unfair, and Atletico were also fined three hundred and sixty thousand and nine hundred thousand Swiss Francs respectively.
However, the two Spanish giants have announced they will launch a final appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).