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    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lose transfer ban appeals

    Two giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost appeals against Fifa bans on signing players in the next two transfer windows.

    Fifa initially ruled on the case in January, but the appeals meant both clubs could sign players this summer.

    The clubs contested a decision by world football's governing body to punish them for breaching rules over the transfer of foreign players under 18.

    both clubs had been given 90 days in which to by"regularise the situation of all minor players concerned".

    Atletico were fined 900,000 Swiss francs (£622,000),
    while Real were told to pay 360,000 (£249,000).

     It means the clubs will not be able to register new players until 2018.

    Fifa bans the transfer of under-18s to different countries unless they meet strict criteria. It brought in the rules to help protect children from exploitation and trafficking.
    Now, under-18s can only be transferred abroad if:

    1. The player's parents move to the country in which the new club is located for non-footballing reasons 

    2. Both clubs are in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and the player is aged between 16 and 18 - even then the buying club must meet more criteria relating to education, training, living conditions and support. 


    1. Awwww! That is not fair. Hope they keep on pushing for more appeals.


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