By Related Press
ZURICH: American-owned Italian membership Spezia was hit with a two-year switch ban by FIFA on Friday for breaking switch guidelines when it recruited younger gamers from Africa.
FIFA stated the case concerned the Serie A membership “bringing a number of Nigerian minors into Italy utilizing a scheme geared toward circumventing (switch of minor guidelines) in addition to nationwide immigration legislation.”
The ban in registering new gamers runs by way of the 2022-23 season, and the membership should additionally pay a superb of 500,000 Swiss francs (USD 544,000), FIFA stated.
It was unclear when the incidents happened or when FIFA started an investigation that additionally concerned lower-tier golf equipment USD Lavagnese 1919 and Valdivara 5 Terre.
United States investor Robert Platek purchased the membership in February.
Spezia positioned fifteenth in Serie A final season and appointed former Italy midfielder Thiago Motta as coach this month.
The membership can attraction the sanction and ask for the punishment to be frozen pending a listening to.
That might enable Spezia to register new signings through the present switch window that’s open by way of August.