FA Appeals against Fine for International Transfer and Registration of Minors


The Football Association challenged FIFA’s decision in relation to Chelsea’s ban on transfers. Now, the appeal is scheduled to be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport next month.

In February 2019, Chelsea was handed over a two-window transfer ban and fined, although both penalties were later reduced on appeal by allowing the club to sign players again this January.

The FA was also given six months ‘to resolve the situation concerning the foreign transition and the first registration of minors in football.’ The governing body was even expected to pay a fine of 510,000 Swiss francs (USD 391,000 at the time) originally. This was reduced to 350,000 Swiss francs on appeal.

The FA replied, however, by saying that it will appeal and “continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea as constructive managers to resolve the concerns posed by this case.”

The FA had thus stated its intention to appeal after being fined as part of the decision, which also saw Chelsea disciplined for violation of the rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

The case is now on the schedule of the CAS to be heard on 26 June.



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