Barcelona promises to overturn Copa de la Reina exclusion
Despite a 9-0 victory over Osasuna on January 10, Barcelona was excluded from Copa de la Reina for playing an ineligible player.
The Brazilian striker,Geyse
, who played and scored in the match, should have been serving a suspension in the Blaugrana's 9-0 Cup victory. As a result, the RFEF ruled the league leaders out of the cup, also giving them a €1,001 fine.
believes the ruling can be overturned asESPN
reports Geyse was not listed on pre-match lists of disciplinary disqualifications issued by the federation.
The Camp Nou giants announced in a statement on Tuesday:
"FC Barcelona announces that the club is to continue to fight for the women's team's rights after they were sanctioned by the competition committee for fielding an ineligible line-up, with an appeal to be presented in due course.
"Should the sanction not be revoked on appeal, FC Barcelona will take every possible action, as it is considered that the line-up ended up being deemed ineligible due to technicalities in this case."
Winning 14 consecutive games since the start of the season, the Catalans were hopeful for a domestic double this season.
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