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Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid Transfer Bans Suspended Pending Appeal

fifaFifa has provisionally suspended the transfer bans imposed on Real and Atletico Madrid. The two clubs were punished earlier this month for breaching rules over the transfer of minors.

The bans were due to take effect from when the Spanish transfer window shuts on Monday but the two clubs are appealing against the bans, which would rule out registration of new players until July 2017.

“Fifa’s appeals commission has decided to provisionally suspended the sanction imposed on the club,” Real Madrid said in a statement.

Atletico added:

“The Fifa appeals commission has granted us the provisional suspension of the sanction whilst the appeal presented by the club is resolved.”

Barcelona were given a similar punishment in April 2014 and their failed appeals to Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport ultimately enabled them to sign six players, including Luis Suarez, in the following transfer window while their ban was suspended.

They went on on to win a treble of the La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey.