The two teams from Madrid cannot buy any player in the next two transfer windows. FIFA have finally banned Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid so both cannot make any signings until January 2018. The worst news have finally arrived to the capital. FC Barcelona also suffered the same banned and they stayed without making any transfer in more than one year.
The Appeal Committee of FIFA said in a statement that they “confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors”. According to FIFA, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid didn’t obey the rules regarding foreign-born youngsters.
When Real Madrid knew the ban, the club said that this sanction was unfair and FIFA even made the mistake of including Zinedine Zidane’s children in their report about protection of minors. Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid said that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS).
Real Madrid board is shocked after the band and they confirmed they will appeal to the CAS. Besides, they published a press release yesterday where the club says that the ban is “very unfair and against the principles of right”. The club is “convinced” that the CAS will solve the issue in positive way for the Spanish club and hope they could know the verdict “as soon as possible”.
Both clubs knew that this could happen. On the 14th of January, FIFA made public the banned for both clubs, who appealed to the Committee. Therefore, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have been well prepared for this. The lawyers have been working to prepare an appeal that will be presented in the following days.
Luckily for Real Madrid, Zidane has a wide squad to play with in the next year. The team has more than 23 players ready to appear in any game, including several talented youngsters. Isco, Asensio, Mariano, Nacho, Carvajal, Odegaard… Real Madrid have bought a lot of yougnsters in the last years, so there shouldn’t be any problem in the team performance for the ban.