Sevilla sanctioned by FIFA

Sevilla are one of four clubs to be sanctioned by FIFA for irregularities regarding third-party ownership.

The governing body announced on Tuesday that Los Rojiblancos were subject to a fine of 55,000 Swiss Francs [just over €50,000] for their infractions.

“The club was found to be liable for entering into contracts that enabled a third party to influence the club’s independence in employment and transfer-related matters and failing to enter mandatory information into ITMS [the International Transfer Matching System],” a statement on FIFA’s website confirmed.

Santos of Brazil, the Netherlands’ FC Twente and Belgian side St Truidense were also punished, with Twente receiving the largest fine of 175,000 Swiss Francs.

The four clubs were also handed warnings for the breaching of articles of FIFA’s code.