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Sydney FC fined, docked points for player contract breaches

Sydney FC fined, docked points for player contract breaches

Inaugural A-League champion Sydney FC has been fined and had competition points deducted for breaching player contract regulations.
Football Federation Australia, soccer's national governing body, said Friday that an investigation found multiple breaches of the player payment rules.
The FFA said the club had not declared certain payments for 2005-2006. It said the breaches included the club making undisclosed payments to a player, outside of the salary cap, pre-paying players and making unauthorized payments to player agents.
The 129,000 Australian dollar (US$102,000; euro77,500) fine was half the maximum financial penalty that could have been imposed. The club was given some credit because it cooperated with the investigation, the FFA said in a statement.
In total, the club will be docked three competition, including a one-point penalty that had been suspended for a previous breach.
Sydney will drop from second to third place in the standings, behind Melbourne and Adelaide.
As champion of the relaunched A-League last year, Sydney has qualified for the next Asian club champions league.


Updated : 2021-04-17 23:41 GMT+08:00