Premier League: Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts FIFA's transfer ban on Chelsea following appeal

  • Chelsea won their appeal against a second FIFA transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, allowing the English club to sign new players in January

  • FIFA imposed a one-year ban on Chelsea registering new signings for breaking rules that protect youth players

  • CAS also halved the fine that FIFA imposed, so Chelsea will have to pay only 300,000 Swiss francs ($303,000) for their pursuit of underage players in recent years

Lausanne: Chelsea won their appeal against a second FIFA transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, allowing the English club to sign new players in January.

 Premier League: Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts FIFAs transfer ban on Chelsea following appeal

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FIFA imposed a one-year ban on Chelsea registering new signings for breaking rules that protect youth players. The club already served one half of the FIFA ban when they were unable to register new players in the off-season.

CAS published its verdict two weeks after an appeal hearing in Lausanne. The ruling was needed before the next European player trading window opens on 1 January.

A FIFA investigation ruled the Premier League club violated 150 rules protecting minors involving about 70 players. Chelsea also broke rules prohibiting third-party influence on players.

CAS said Chelsea violated rules in a "significantly smaller" number of cases than FIFA said, and that the violations were less serious than previously judged.

CAS also halved the fine that FIFA imposed, so Chelsea will have to pay only 300,000 Swiss francs ($303,000) for their pursuit of underage players in recent years.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019 16:49:48 IST