Manchester City admitted that the club breached FIFA rules in signing U-18 players. But luckily, the club avoids transfer ban. Unlike Chelsea, FIFA did not impose transfer ban but fined the club for violating rules.
The defending Premier League Champions fined £315,000 by FIFA. The Football Association stated that City violated article 19 of FIFA rules which states that no club can sign an international player aged under 18.
In response to this fine, City stated that the violation of this rule was only a result of misinterpretation.
A few months back, FIFA imposed a transfer ban of two transfer windows on Chelsea for a similar rule violation. Later, the club appealed for overturning the decision.
Man City tackled the situation well and said that the club fully co-operated with FIFA in this situation and try to work according to the rules of FIFA.