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Published: 14:35 | 14/1/16

Transfer ban for Madrid clubs


Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been banned from registering new players for the next two transfer windows for breaching FIFA's rules in relation to players aged under 18.

The Spanish clubs were found to have broken FIFA's rules on the international transfer and registration of players aged under 18, with Atletico fined £620,000 and Real fined £250,000.

The ban will not come into effect until after the current transfer window and as a result neither club will be able to register new players until the summer of 2017.

"The two clubs were found to have violated several provisions concerning the international transfer and first registration of minor players as well as other relevant provisions with regard to the registration and participation of certain players in competitions," a statement from FIFA read.

"Additionally, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have been fined CHF 900,000 and CHF 360,000 respectively, while both clubs have been issued with a reprimand and given 90 days in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned."

Barcelona were given the same punishment in April 2014 and were unable to sign players until the current registration period. However, the continued to sign players with Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal prevented from playing until this month.

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