FA sues FIFA over penalties for their role in Chelsea’s transfer ban, as the governing body aims to reduce the fine by £ 293,000
- Chelsea received a two-window transfer ban in February 2019
- FIFA found them guilty of breaking rules when transferring players under 18
- At the time, the Football Association was also fined £ 391,000
- Chelsea appealed and their ban was reduced to just one transfer window
- Now FA is taking FIFA to CAS to try to reduce their sentence
The Football Association has challenged FIFA’s ruling on Chelsea’s transfer ban and will try to further reduce the sentence.
In February 2019, Chelsea received a two-window transfer ban and was fined for being found guilty of violating the rules regarding the international transfer and registration of players under 18.
The FA was also fined 510,000 Swiss francs (£ 391,000 at the time) as part of the ruling.
Chelsea received a two-window transfer ban from FIFA in February 2019, a verdict that was later reduced to one window after an appeal
Chelsea appealed the verdict and their sentences were later cut in half to just one transfer window, meaning they couldn’t sign anyone last summer, but they did in January.
The FA’s fine was also lowered on appeal to 350,000 Swiss francs (approximately £ 293,000), but now they have brought the matter before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The last appeal will be heard on June 26.
Now the Football Association, which has been fined as part of the original Chelsea penalty, is attractive in an effort to reduce their fine
The governing body was also given six months ‘to address the situation regarding the international transfer and the first registration of minors in football’.
However, the FA responded by saying it would appeal and “would continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea in a constructive manager to address the issues raised in this matter.”