International Soccer
FIFA denies Barca's transfer ban appeal
(L-R) Andoni Zubizarreta, Luis Suarez and Jordi Mestre
Barcelona has shelled out around $200 million this summer to acquire players.
Zurich, Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) - Barcelona had its transfer ban appeal turned down by FIFA on Wednesday, meaning that the club will be unable to sign any players in 2015.

Barcelona was punished by FIFA in April and was banned from signing any players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of repeatedly violating transfer regulations regarding young players.

FIFA agreed to suspend the transfer ban pending an appeal, and Barcelona has taken advantage by shelling out around $200 million this summer to bring in Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Marc Andre Ter-Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Thomas Vermaelen, Alen Halilovic and Jeremy Mathieu.   Full Story

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