The Football Association is taking the world’s governing body, FIFA, to court.
The case relates to the two window transfer ban handed out to Chelsea in February 2019 for breaching the rules on signing players from abroad aged under 18. The West London club were also fined, as were the FA, who were warned by FIFA that they needed to get their own house in order regarding the registration of minors.
Chelsea subsequently took the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last November, and succeeded in getting the length of the transfer ban, and the size of the fine reduced. The FA’s fine was also reduced by £100,000 to £290,000.
However, now FA want to take matters further, and have asked CAS to investigate their complaint into flaws in FIFA’s disciplinary process.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.