Real Madrid have had their FIFA-imposed transfer ban reduced from two windows to one following their appeal to The Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Real Madrid‘s transfer ban has been reduced, allowing the club to sign new players sooner than expected.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has partially upheld Madrid’s appeal against FIFA’s two-window sanction, imposed for alleged breaches of regulations over the signing of foreign players under the age of 18.
Madrid denied any wrongdoing and the CAS ruling means the reigning world and European champions will only be barred from registering new players in January, instead of the entirety of 2017 as initially proposed.
Real Madrid issued a statement on Tuesday, saying: “The court of arbitration for sport (Cas) has today informed Real Madrid of their decision by which they have partially upheld the appeal lodged by the club against the Fifa resolution which imposed a sanction forbidding the signing of players for two transfer windows, reducing said sanction to just one period, corresponding to the January 2017 transfer window.
“The decision highlights the injustice of the original ban imposed by Fifa, although the club regrets that the Cas lacked the courage to revoke the ruling entirely.”