July 19 – American-owned Serie A membership Spezia Calcio say they are going to attraction towards a two-year switch ban imposed by FIFA primarily based on the earlier house owners breaking switch guidelines by recruiting younger gamers from Africa.
FIFA mentioned the case concerned the Italian membership “bringing a number of Nigerian minors into Italy utilizing a scheme aimed toward circumventing (switch of minor guidelines) in addition to nationwide immigration regulation.”
Spezia mentioned the allegations date from 2013 to 2018, and the continued FIFA investigation was “not correctly disclosed” when the Platek household purchased the membership in February throughout its first season within the high league.
The membership pledged to attraction towards the ban on registering new gamers – with the ban beginning in January 2022 – and paying FIFA a superb of CHF 500,000.
“We’re shocked by FIFA’s choice handy our membership this heavy switch ban,” membership president Phil Platek mentioned in an announcement.
“The brand new possession group and myself had no position in any alleged transgressions and strongly condemn each system which incorporates the switch of minors.”
“I can not remark additional on the matter because of the ongoing authorized proceedings, however I wish to reassure our followers, declaring that we are going to attraction towards this ruling and take acceptable measures to make sure that our group stays aggressive within the years to return.”
Spezia’s turbulent week went from unhealthy to worse when it was introduced on Saturday that six extra gamers had contracted coronavirus along with the one who examined constructive final Thursday.
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