Spanish FA fined by FIFA in transfer case
Fifa has given the Spanish FA six months to improve its transfer system.It has strict rules restricting Under-18 players moving to foreign clubs.
Fifa’s investigation concerned youth players who played for Atletico between 2007 and 2014, and Real from 2005 to 2014 with the clubs respectively fined £622,000 and £249,000 for breaching rules.
Barcelona were banned from registering players for two transfer windows in April 2014, but bought Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal in 2015, finally registering them to make them eligible to play when their suspension was lifted in January 2016.
Real and Atletico are banned from registering new players until January 2018.