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Six clubs fined, risk FIFA transfer bans for debts to players

Al Jazira v Real Madrid CF - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 13: Romarinho of Al Jazira celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with his Al Jazira team mates during the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-final match between Al Jazira and Real Madrid on December 13, 2017 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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ZURICH (AP) Clubs from Russia and Qatar are among six fined by FIFA and warned they risk one-year transfer bans for failing to settle debts to players.

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FIFA says the clubs also face deductions of six league points if they fail to pay the debts in 30 to 90 days.

The clubs are: Kuban of Russia; Al Arabi and Al Kharaitiyat of Qatar; Zamalek of Egypt; Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates; and Mersin Idman Yurdu of Turkey.

FIFA says all failed to comply with rulings by FIFA or the Court of Arbitration for Sport “to pay significant overdue amounts of money to players.”

They were fined between 15,000 and 30,000 Swiss francs ($15,000 and $30,000).

FIFA says national soccer federations face disciplinary cases if they fail to enforce the verdicts.