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Atlético transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The CAS has rejected Atlético Madrid's appeal against their two-window registration ban. The club cannot sign again until January 2018. Atlético-Barcelona live

Atlético transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has chosen to reject Atlético Madrid's appeal against the two-window transfer ban imposed on the LaLiga club by FIFA.

Atlético cannot register players this summer

The ruling, which had originally been expected on Wednesday, means Los Rojiblancos will not be able to register any new signings this summer.

However, they will be allowed to recall any footballers who are currently on loan at other clubs and promote from their 'B' team. They will also be able to sell players.

Atleti can register players again in January 2018

Having already served the first part of their suspension in the 2016/17 winter registration period, Atleti will be free to sign up new recruits again next January.

Atlético and city rivals Real Madrid were both handed two-window bans in January 2016 over irregularities in transfers involving international minors, with Real's punishment later reduced to one window on appeal.

CAS decision "unjust", say Atlético

Reacting to Thursday's CAS verdict, Los Colchoneros branded the rejection of their appeal "unjust", adding that it "poses an unfair disadvantage in comparable cases and causes an irreparable damage to our club".


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