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Indian Super League Giants Kerala Blasters Handed Transfer Ban by FIFA

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Kerala Blasters have been handed a transfer ban by FIFA
Kerala Blasters have been handed a transfer ban by FIFA / Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
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Indian Super League (ISL) giants Kerala Blasters have been handed a transfer ban by FIFA and will not be able to sign any new players in the upcoming summer transfer window.

According to Goal, the ISL club were handed the sanction due to a complaint made by former Blasters' player, Matej Poplatnik, who complained to FIFA about unpaid wages. Players are allowed to approach football's governing body if they aren't paid their due wages on time, and FIFA is expected to intervene and get the issue resolved.

The report adds that Kerala Blasters can pay Poplatnik his due wages, and the ban will be lifted immediately, once both the player and FIFA have confirmed the same.

According to club sources, the ISL club have already begun taking steps to fix the issue and are expected to hear from FIFA about the lifting of the ban once they receive confirmation that wages have been paid to Poplatnik.

East Bengal's Jhonny Acosta is another player who has approached FIFA over unpaid wages, and the Red and Golds have also been punished with a transfer ban by the football body.

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