RFEF learn that FIFA are investigating Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
After FIFA handed down sanctions against FC Barcelona and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) for breaching international transfer and registration regulations for players under 18 years of age, it is now being reported that world football’s governing body has informed the RFEF that they are now investigating Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid as well.
As was mentioned last week by AS, FIFA are investigating the two clubs bringing in and signing underage players without meeting the requirements specified by FIFA.
There are three main points of concern that FIFA is investigating in regards to these international players.
1. If the family of the player changes homes to the city where the club is located, that it not be specifically for football reasons.
2. If the player is moved from another location within the European Union, that they be at least 16 years old.
3. If the player lives within 50 kilometres of the border of another FIFA federation, that the club he signs for is at least the same distance.
However, the new report goes on to add that FIFA are investigating the clubs on their own, not due to a complaint against the club, as was the case with Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have been aware that they are being investigated for these reasons.