Updated: Thursday, 03 April 2014 02:15 | By Agence France-Presse

Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

Barcelona are to appeal a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA on Wednesday the club revealed.

Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 1, 2014 - by Lluis Gene

Football's governing body found that the Spanish giants had committed a "serious" breach of rules in the signing of 10 under-age players between 2009 and 2013.

"FC Barcelona will present an appeal to FIFA and if need be will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport," the club said in a statement released on their website.

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