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Mino Raiola handed worldwide three months transfer ban

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by james balogun, May 9, 2019.

  1. james balogun

    james balogun New Member

    Super football agent Mino Raiola has been given a three-month ban from football activity by Fifa's disciplinary committee.

    Just a day after receiving a three-month suspension by the Italian Football Association (FIGC), agent Mino Raiola has had his ban extended to "a worldwide effect" by FIFA

    The ban begins with immediately and will end after the English summer transfer window closes. Raiola represents various high-profile players likes of Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He was given a three-month suspension on Wednesday by the FIGC, although it did not provide any specific reasoning.

    The Italian Federation did not give the reasons for the ban but Raiola said it was a sentence "based on false grounds and lies". In a statement on Thursday, he added: "The 'Italian Ban' is not a surprise, unfortunately.

    "My personal concern is that it has been a sentence dominated by political willing, without taking into the right consideration the reason of law.

    "I guess that Italian Football Association has not forgiven me when I have diffused my critics for their role in the disastrous state of Italian football, as well as their role around the latest episode of the racism problem.

    The 51-year-old Raiola moved to reassure his clients that potential business in the coming transfer window would not be affected as the ban was restricted to Italian territory, while he made it clear he would contest the FIGC's decision.

    But FIFA announced on Friday that it has extended the suspension to a global scale and like the FIGC, did not provide an explanation for the extension of the ban.

    "The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) on the intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola to have worldwide effect. Carmine Raiola is suspended for a period of three months and Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months," FIFA said.

    "The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified today and takes immediate effect."

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