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Chelsea banned from signing players for two transfer windows

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Chelsea has been banned from signing players for two transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching rules about signing minors by FIFA.

The Premier League club has also been fined more than £460,000, while the FA face a £390,000 sanction. The FA will appeal the fine, citing “concerns” with FIFA’s disciplinary processes.

The club were found guilty of 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18.

FIFA have given the club 90 days to rectify the situation concerning the players signed.

Chelsea say they “categorically refute the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision”.

The appeal will be heard by FIFA Appeal Committee, while the club can also appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Sky Sports News understands the punishments are a result of a three-year FIFA investigation related to the signing of more than a dozen players by Chelsea.

One of the main contentious signings was that of Bertrand Traore in 2013. Chelsea also twice breached regulations relating to third-party influence, article 18bis, FIFA said.

Chelsea will be able to sell players, but not register any new signings.

“This ban applies to the club as a whole – with the exception of the women’s and futsal teams – and does not prevent the release of players,” FIFA said in a statement.

The transfer of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea should not be in danger as the player was registered in FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS) in January, according to Sky Germany.

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Video of Delta Gov. Okowa exchanging handshake with Super Eagles before kick-off against Seychelles

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The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has shared the video of himself exchanging handshake with Super Eagles’ of Nigeria, as they prepare to battle Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Super Eagles, however, defeated Seychelles 3-1 to make progress at the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers.

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Top 20 Greatest Managers of all time

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France Football revealed the rating was centered around legacy left at individual clubs by the managers and the duration and impact of their managerial careers.

Top 20 greatest managers of all time:

Rinus Michel

Sir Alex Ferguson

Arrigo Sacchi

Johan Cruyff

Pep Guardiola

Valeri Lobanovski

Helenio Herrera

Carlo Ancelloti

Ernst Happel

Bill Shankly

Matt Busby

Giovanni Trapattoni

Jose Mourinho

Miguel Munoz

Brian Clough

Marcello Lippi

Nereo Rocco

Louis Van Gaal

Ottmar Hitzfield

Bela Guttman

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Cristiano Ronaldo opens Hair & Eyebrow Transplant Clinic in Spain

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Cristiano Ronaldo has delved into a complete new terrain in business, as opens  a hair and eyebrow transplant clinic in Spain.

The international soccer superstar has launched Isparya in Madrid and joined by his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, they threw open the place in a massive press launch.

Ronaldo says “image” is important to him and he wants to make sure other people have more control over the way they look.

Asked if he has ever had the procedure or ever would he replied, “When I think it’s necessary [to have a transplant], of course I’ll do it.”

However, Ronaldo claims his current hair is 100% for now.

 

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