Manchester City news: Premier League champions avoid FIFA transfer ban after breaching rules
Manchester City have been fined £315,000 for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18, FIFA has announced.
City were 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 City accepted its responsibility and sanctioned the club with the £315,000 fine.
Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban from FIFA after breaching transfer rules
City did receive a £315,000 fine after being found guilty over ‘international transfers of minors’
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 on Tuesday.
The news comes after City were found guilty of signing two players under the age of 18 last year.
Two players from City’s academy, Sierra Leone’s George Davies and Ghanaian Dominic Oduro, told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2018 that they signed for the club and played in youth matches before they turned 18.
The news will come as a relief to club chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak
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