FIFA has temporarily suspended the transfer bans imposed two weeks ago on Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid? pending the outcome of their appeals, both clubs confirmed on Friday.
The two clubs, who are third and second respectively in La Liga, were hit with the suspensions by FIFA for breaching rules on signing non-Spanish under-18 players.
The bans do not cover the current transfer window, which runs until the end of this month, the clubs will not be able to sign up new players in the summer or next January.
The bans do not cover the current transfer window, which runs until the end of this month
“Fifa’s Appeals Commission has decided to provisionally suspended the sanction imposed on the club,” Real Madrid said in a statement.
FIFA's Appeal Committee grants us the probationary suspension of the sanction pending the outcome of the appeal— Atleti English (@atletienglish) January 29, 2016
Separately, Atletico stated on their official Twitter account: “The Fifa Appeals Commission has granted us the provisional suspension of the sanction whilst the appeal presented by the club is resolved.”