Catalan giants fail to get transfer ban overturned.
Barcelona have failed to win their appeal to overturn their ban on buying players with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and will now be unable to be active in the transfer market until January 2016, Goal.com reports.
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The Catalan giants were handed the initial ban by Fifa after being found guilty of signing underage players from outside of Spain.
And the CAS came to a conclusion on Tuesday morning that there were no grounds to overturn the ban by saying: “CAS has dismissed the appeal filed by FC Barcelona against Fifa regarding the decision issued by the Fifa Appeals Committee on August 19, 2014.
“The panel found in particular that FC Barcelona had breached the rules regarding the protection of minors and the registration of minors attending football academies… Accordingly, the Fifa decision is confirmed in full and the sanction remains in force.”
The club will now have to make do with Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Alen Halilovic and Thomas Vermaelen, whom they signed over the summer.
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