Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lose FIFA appeals against one-year transfer bans - ESPN FC
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost their appeals to FIFA against one-year transfer bans for breaking rules protecting underage players. FIFA said on Thursday that the Madrid clubs are blocked from registering new players in the next two transfer windows -- winter and summer in 2017.
Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, Martin Odegaard & 10 Real Madrid youngsters to watch during transfer ban - Goal.com
It's official: Real Madrid cannot register any new players until 2018. FIFA confirmed the two-window ban for Los Blancos and Atletico Madrid on Thursday, meaning coach Zinedine Zidane will have to stick with what he has for the next 16 months.
Real Madrid to appeal to CAS as FIFA uphold transfer ban - Goal.com
Real Madrid have confirmed they will turn to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to have the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA overturned. In January, Los Blancos - alongside city rivals Atletico Madrid - were banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being charged with breaching FIFA regulations relating to the protection and transfer of minors.
Atletico Madrid to appeal to CAS over FIFA's transfer ban - Goal.com
Atletico Madrid have confirmed they will petition the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after FIFA rejected their appeal against a transfer ban. Both Atletico and Real Madrid were suspended from signing players for two full transfer windows after they were charged with breaching FIFA regulations relating to the protection and transfer of minors.
World super league is inevitable - EFPL board member Jacco Swart - ESPN FC
Top clubs will play in a world super league "in a few years," according to European Professional Football Leagues (EFPL) board member Jacco Swart. The idea of a European super league is one that has been floated in the past, but it has been met with strong opposition amid fears that domestic competitions and smaller sides could suffer as more power is handed to the sport's heavyweights.
Financial Fair Play regulations limit investments in smaller clubs - study - ESPN FC
UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations have created a bigger divide between the elite and smaller football clubs, according to a new study. Europe's governing body introduced FFP in 2012 to try to reign in spending at top clubs and level the playing field -- but the report from the Technical University of Munich says the rules have had the opposite affect.