Barcelona facing expulsion from Copa after illegal line-up

Barcelona Femeni are looking at potentially seeing their hopes of another domestic double ended ahead of time, after accusations that they played a suspended player in their 9-0 win over Osasuna in the quarter-finals.

Jonatan Giraldez’s side dispatched the Osasuna comfortably, but Geyse Ferreira’s inclusion may result in a 3-0 victory for Osasuna. The Brazilian forward moved from Madrid CFF last summer, and had a suspension in the Copa de la Reina from her time there, after being sent off against Recreativo de Huelva. Geyse scored in the 53rd minute against Osasuna.

As per Sport, Barcelona dispute this matter, claiming that they had no knowledge of the suspension from the RFEF, as claimed by Giraldez in his post-match presser. However Osasuna are set to submit a formal complaint.

Barca Femeni have won the last three editions of the Copa de la Reina, and five of the last six editions, but it looks as if that run might come to an end.

This, for many fans of Spanish football, will recall the ‘Caso Cheryshev’. Real Madrid brought on Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz back in 2015, but he still had a suspension hanging over him from a loan spell. Los Blancos were ultimately expelled from the Copa del Rey.

Tags Barcelona Denis Cheryshev Geyse Osasuna Real Madrid


  1. Please write femeni in headline accordingly. Nobody cares about womens football, the headline is hugely misleading and was a waste of five sevonds.

    1. And no, going by lewa precedent, institution of fcb simply doesnt get punished as they seem to have benefactors high up in Federation.

      Punishment is strictly reserved for other teams.

    2. Your inability to imagine that others think and feel differently to you is a weakness that you can overcome with time and mindful reflection.

      1. Either you can present figures that disprove me or remain looking silly.

        I will do the impossible and make you look even more silly than you already are.

        Revenues for men and women WC: 6B$ for men’s world cup, 131M$ for women’s world cup. I’ll let you do the calculations.

        Conclusion: when it comes to virtue signalling and fishing for likes, people love womens football. When it comes to actual paying their hard earned money… then its a completely different story.
        Attendance per game is at least four times more for men asw, going by latest WC figures.
        Put that in your reflection pipe and smoke it.

  2. Please write Copas de la Reina instead of Copa de la Reinas, it looks so bad, though not worse than the awful Copa del Reys I’ve seen sometimes.

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