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Anderlecht have accepted a fine of CHF 200,000 (€177,218) from FIFA after being found guilty of breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of youth players.


The Belgian Pro League giants breached article 19 of FIFA’s regulations in the case of four minor players between 2011 and 2013.

In a statement, Anderlecht confirmed they do not intend to appeal against the judgement despite that avenue being open via the FIFA Appeals Committee.

“The [FIFA] Discipline Committee took into account the club’s positive cooperation in the investigation to determine the sanction,” the statement read.

“The current management of the club takes note. It does not appeal this judgment and confirms again, as it also demonstrated to FIFA, that such administrative deficiencies have not appeared in recent years and will not happen anymore in the future.”