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FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

ZURICH (AP) Chelsea was banned by FIFA on Friday from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering youngsters.

The Premier League club has the right to appeal against the sanction, which covers the next two transfer windows - the entire 2019-20 season - and also includes a fine of 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000).

The English Football Association was also fined 510,000 Swiss francs ($510,000) and given six months to "address the situation concerning the international transfer and first registration of minors in football," FIFA said.