Man City avoid transfer ban from FIFA – despite being found guilty of offences

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Manchester City have dodged a transfer ban – despite being found guilty by FIFA.

City have instead being handed a fine of 370,000 Swiss Francs, which is equivalent to £314,670.

The offences relate to the transfers and registrations of players under the age of 18, which break FIFA’s overall regulatory framework.

City accepted their errors and FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee took into account the fact they took full responsibility when discussing the sanction.

That is believed to be why City did not receive a ban – but Chelsea did for similar offences.

Manchester City have been found guilty – but avoided a transfer ban

Chelsea have been unable to make transfers this summer after being found guilty of breaking the framework by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after they contested the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision.

Mirror Football have contacted FIFA for comment on the differences in sanction.

A statement said: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned English club Manchester City FC for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. 

“Manchester City FC 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 FC 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.

“The decision issued by the Disciplinary Committee was notified today.”

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