FIFA Ban Chelsea For Two Transfer Windows
Chelsea have been banned from signing players for two transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching rules about signing minors by Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)
The London club have also been fined more than £460,000 while the FA face a £390,000 sanction
Chelsea was found guilty of 29 incidencies of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players under 18 years. The club have 90 days to rectify the situation concerning the players.
In a statement, FIFA reveals that the club would be able to sell players but not register any new signings.
“This ban applies to the club as a whole – with the exception of the women’s and futsal teams – and does not prevent the release of players,” FIFA said in a statement.
Chelsea were also banned in 2009 regarding the transfer of youth player, Gael Kakuta, but the ban was reduced after the club appealed.