In light of the Barcelona-Fifa situation, I was hoping that I can get some clear answers to how their situation differs from that of Bertrand Traore. From the little i can gather/understand, bringing in u-18 players across continents is a no-no. BT was only able to play friendlies for Chelsea so he couldnt officially be registered until he turned 18. Were these FCB players registered, did they play official matches for FCB? Are there other mitigating factors that differentiate these two cases? Is it more of a case where FCB's infractions were so numerous that it became difficult to look the other way?
I understand that the story is still unfolding and that u-18 information is difficult to come by and that player movement in that age category is just as obscured. However, I was just looking for some clarity since I guess we acted appropriately in the case of BT.