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FC Barcelona appeals to the CAS over transfer ban

The Spanish football team FC Barcelona has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the FIFA Appeals Committee to confirm the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Chamber in which the club was sanctioned with a transfer ban for two periods, a fine of CHF 450,000 and a reprimand. The sanction was imposed on the club after it was found to have infringed the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players in relation to the registration of a number of minor players.

In its appeal to the CAS, the club seeks the annulment of the FIFA decision or a lighter sanction. The parties have agreed to an expedited procedure. A hearing will be held at the CAS Court Office on 5 December 2014 and a decision issued before the end of 2014.