Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane labelled a one-year transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA as "absurd" and insists Real's appeal against the ban will be upheld.
Two of Zidane's sons, who play in the Madrid academy, were among 39 players investigated by FIFA with the club eventually sanctioned for breaking the rules regarding the signing of foreign nationals under 18 in eight cases.
"It seems absurd because they (his sons) have lived their whole lives here in Madrid with family and it will be fixed," said Zidane. "The most important thing is that we know what has happened now. I think it will be fixed with time and next week we won't speak of this anymore."