Real Madrid transfer ban reduced

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday reduced Real Madrid’s two-window transfer ban to one.

Madrid, along with city rivals Atletico, were hit with bans in January 2016 after FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee found them to be in breach of regulations “relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.”

Spanish champions Barcelona was hit with a similar sanction in 2014, Goal reports.

An appeal to FIFA failed in September, prompting Madrid to take its claim to CAS.

That punishment has now been halved with the club able to strengthen its squad when the window opens at the end of the current season.

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