Tehran Times - Persepolis and Iran national football team striker Mehdi Taremi will serve a four-month ban after FIFA found he had breached his contract.
Taremi had been locked in a contract dispute with Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor dating back to June 2016, when the player reached an agreement to join the club and later returned to Persepolis.
Persepolis have been also banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows.
Moreover, Çaykur Rizespor are seeking 789,500 euros in compensation from Persepolis for breach of transfer rules.
FIFA ruled in favor of the Turkish club and imposed the ban.
It’s a massive blow for Persepolis ahead of crucial match against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semifinals.