Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been investigated for similar irregularities that led to Barcelona’s ban on registering new players, suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter told Spanish media.
Blatter said in an interview with Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo that FIFA’s disciplinary committee has already concluded the probes, but he doesn’t know their outcome.
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”FIFA’s disciplinary committee has opened separate proceedings on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the same infractions committed by FC Barcelona,” Blatter said in the interview made available online on Wednesday. ”They have been concluded, but I don’t know what the sanctions are because they are independent commissions and I’m suspended, I can’t even walk inside FIFA.”
Blatter said both teams will likely be sanctioned the same way as Barcelona if they are found guilty of the same irregularities.