Zurich - FIFA on Tuesday fined the Spanish football
federation more than $220,000 in the latest stage of its battle with the
country over the transfer of under-age players.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all been
sanctioned by the world body in recent years for illegally signing foreign
under 18 players.
On top of the fine of 220,000 Swiss francs ($221,000/203,000
euros), the Spanish federation, the RFEF, was given a reprimand and six months
to get its regulations in line with FIFA rules.
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FIFA said the latest case involves minors who played for
Atletico Madrid between 2007 and 2014 and for Real between 2005 and 2014.
Real and Atletico are currently serving one year bans on
signing players which will last through the transfer window at the end of the
2016-17 season. Both have taken their cases to the Court of Arbitration for
The RFEF was also fined 280,000 Swiss francs by FIFA in 2014
after Barcelona were sanctioned for their signings of minors.For
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