FIFA upholds Barcelona transfer ban

AFP| Updated: Aug 20, 2014, 16:58 PM IST

Geneva: Barcelona will not be able to sign any new players until January 2016 after world football`s governing body FIFA rejected an appeal over a transfer ban imposed for breaching rules on underage players.

The Catalan giants will be banned from the national and international market for two consecutive transfer windows, starting in January 2015, FIFA said.