The transfer ban will prevent the club from registering any new players, nationally or internationally, for four complete and consecutive registration periods.
In the case of FC Seraing, the Disciplinary Committee found the club to have breached articles 18bis and 18ter of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players by having sold part of the economic rights of several players to a third party and by having entered into contracts that enabled the third party to have influence on the club’s independence and policies in transfer-related matters.
The sanctions, which include the transfer ban and fine as well as a reprimand and warning, were imposed in accordance with articles 13, 14, 15 and 23 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
Disciplinary proceedings had been opened following investigations conducted by FIFA TMS, the FIFA subsidiary charged with ensuring that international transfers of professional male players are conducted correctly through the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS), the use of which has been mandatory since 2010.
FC Seraing were notified of the terms of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision today.