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FIFA fines Qatari wealthy clubs for not paying players

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Two clubs from Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, were amongst few teams fined by FIFA on Thursday for non-payment of salaries to players and were warned they face a transfer ban as a consequence.

Al Arabi Sports Club were fined 30,000 Swiss francs (25,800 euros) and given a final deadline of 90 days to pay the outstanding amounts.

The club will face an automatic deduction of six points and the automatic imposition of a transfer ban for two entire and consecutive registration periods if they fail to meet the final deadline.

Al Kharaitiyat of Qatar were fined 25,000 Swiss francs and 60-day deadline. They too could face an automatic deduction of six points and the automatic imposition of a transfer ban for two entire periods.