- Yugantar Chauhan
Real Madrid finally have got some relief from the two-year transfer ban, as CAS reduces their sanction by a year.
Real Madrid in the year 2016 was sentenced to a two-year ban, after FIFA’s disciplinary committee found them guilty of breaking transfer regulations.
Following this prohibition the club had appealed to FIFA, which was again rejected in September. Leaving no stone upturned the club finally decided to approach Court of Arbitration for Sport which recently gave them relief by reducing this two-year sentence to one.
Real Madrid isn’t the first club which has faced such sentence and Barcelona had suffered a similar fate back in 2014.
While this two-year ban was on hold till the investigation continued, the European champions were not able to register any new player till the year 2017. However now this punishment of theirs has been halved, and they can now once again work towards strengthening their squad and bringing in fresh faces into their club.
While this decision by CAS was announced in their favour the club isn’t happy with the decision and they have released a statement saying “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today informed Real Madrid CF of their decision by which they have partially upheld the appeal lodged by the club against the FIFA resolution which imposed a sanction forbidding the signing of players for two transfer windows, reducing said sanction to just one period, corresponding to the January 2017 transfer window.”
The club also stated that CAS didn’t have the guts to overturn the FIFA ruling and that this decision of FIFA was unjust.
CAS released a statement saying “The Spanish club’s appeal was partially accepted. Therefore, the decision of the FIFA Appeals Board (FIFA) is cancelled and replaced by this CAS decision in which the following elements have been modified: Real Madrid are prohibited from registering new players, both nationally and internationally, during a full transfer period (initially two periods); Real Madrid must pay a fine of CHF240,000 (initially CHF 360,000) (£225,000, initially £337,000).”
They further stated that the violations by Real Madrid were less than what was affirmed by FIFA officials and therefore the sentence of Madrid has to be reduced .
According to the reports and investigation by FIFA, it had found players aged under 18 playing for Real Madrid in competition between 2005-14 which is against the regulation laid by them.
This decision of CAS may lead to several outcomes with one of the prime one being Rodriguez moving out of the club.
As far as acquisition is concerned the club has raised interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang after he has shown his interest to play for the eleven time Europe champions.
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