FA are taking FIFA to court over the punishments for their role in the Chelsea


FA are taking FIFA to court over the punishments for their role in the Chelsea transfer ban as governing body aims to get £293k fine reduced

  • Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows back in February 2019
  • FIFA found them guilty of breaching rules over transfer of under-18 players
  • At the time, the Football Association also received a fine of £391,000
  • Chelsea appealed and their ban was reduced to just the one transfer window
  • Now the FA is taking FIFA to CAS to try and get their punishment reduced 

The Football Association has challenged FIFA‘s verdict in relation to Chelsea‘s transfer ban and will try and get the punishment reduced further.

In February 2019, Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows and fined after being found guilty of breaching rules relating to the international transfer and registration of under-18 players.

The FA were also fined 510,000 Swiss francs (£391,000 at the time) as part of the ruling.

Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA back in February 2019, a verdict later reduced to one window following an appeal

Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA back in February 2019, a verdict later reduced to one window following an appeal

Chelsea appealed the verdict and their punishment was later halved to just one transfer window, meaning they couldn’t sign anyone last summer but could in January.

The FA’s fine was also reduced on appeal to 350,000 Swiss francs (about £293,000) but now they have taken the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The latest appeal will be heard on June 26.

Now the Football Association, fined as part of the original Chelsea punishment, is appealing in an effort to get their fine reduced

Now the Football Association, fined as part of the original Chelsea punishment, is appealing in an effort to get their fine reduced 

The governing body was also given six months ‘to address the situation concerning the international transfer and 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 which were raised by this case.’

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