Updated: Wednesday, 02 April 2014 18:24 | By Agence France-Presse

FIFA orders transfer ban on Barcelona

FIFA on Wednesday imposed a one-year transfer ban on Spanish giants Barcelona for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing of 10 under-age players.

FIFA orders transfer ban on Barcelona

Trees reflect on September 3, 2013 in the logo of the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) outside its headquarters in Zurich - by Sebastien Bozon

"The Disciplinary Committee regarded the infringements as serious and decided to sanction the club with a transfer ban at both national and international level for two complete and consecutive transfer periods," a FIFA statement announced.

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