Manchester City avoid transfer ban despite breaching FIFA rules
- City have been found guilty of breaching FIFA rules about transfers of underage players.
- For the same reasons, Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban a few months ago.
- However, Man City have avoided the ban and will only have to pay pay a laughable £314,670 fine.
On Tuesday, it has been officially confirmed that Manchester City escaped punishment for breaking the rules regarding the registration of players under 18 years old.
Despite being found guilty by FIFA, United's rivals will have to pay a £314,725 fine instead of facing a transfer ban.
An official statement reads: "The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Manchester City for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
"Manchester City was found to have breached, amongst others, article 19 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. The Disciplinary Committee took into account the fact that Manchester City accepted its responsibility and sanctioned the club with a fine of CHF 370,000.
"The protection of minors is a key element in FIFA's overall regulatory framework relating to the transfer of players, and the effective enforcement of these rules is paramount, as has also been confirmed on various occasions by the Court of Arbitration for Sport."
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