FIFA found Chelsea guilty of breaching rules over the signings of foreign minors that led them to be banned for the next two window transfer. Chelsea has fought over the sentence and trying to overturning, delaying or maybe reducing it for the past months. But their appeal against the sentence has been rejected by FIFA.
The Blues's side are now likely to challenge the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport as they attempt to get the ban frozen ahead of the summer transfer window. Following their last appeal, the only change to the ban is that the club will still be allowed to sign players under the age of 16 for the next two transfer window.
FIFA has released an official statement following their decision to reject Chelsea's appeal. They said that The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to partially uphold the appeal lodged by Chelsea FC against the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to sanction the club with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods. They also point out, that ban applied to the club as a whole, with an exception to women and futsal teams. It also mentioned that the ban did not prevent the club from releasing their players.
The statements continuous and The FIFA Appeal Committee believes that The Blues' wrongdoing consisted of not respecting the prohibition from internationally transferring or registering for the first time foreign minor players. Additionally, The FIFA Appeal Committee also confirmed the fine of CHF 600.000.
Regardless Of FIFA's Decision, Maurizio Sarri Pledge To Turn Chelsea Into Genuine Title Contenders
Last month, sports betting site Malaysia heard Maurizio Sarri pledged to turn Chelsea into genuine title contenders over the next two years regardless of FIFA's decision about this ban. After 1-1 draw away to Manchester United, the Italian manager stated that he's sure in two seasons, they will be able to be close to Man United, even though he's not sure they'll be able to be better than them.
At the time, Maurizio Sarri also reminiscing his times in Napoli. He said, when he arrived in Naples, Napoli had finished 24 points from Juventus. In his first season as a manager, they ended up nine points from Juventus and in the second season it was five points, and in the third and his last season, they ended up 4 points behind The Old Lady. Based on his experience in Napoli, Maurizio Sarri is sure they can shorting the gap.