UK time is: 16:52:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Swiss To Face FIFA Probe

No clearance for Joel Griffiths, so Leeds have decided to report Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax to FIFA.

The Australian midfielder was expected to make his debut on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday, but his club stalled with the paperwork.

But having still not received clearance from his previous club and no good explanation as to why, the 26-year-old is in limbo.

He signed an 18-month contract last week and the fact he is married to an Englishwoman means he does not require a work permit.

Chief executive officer Shaun Harvey: 'Leeds United Football Club have officially complained to FIFA after Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax failed to issue international clearance for Joel Griffiths.

'The club completed the transfer seven days ago and no justifiable reason has been provided by the Swiss club for not issuing the appropriate consent.

'The FA raised the matter with their Swiss counterparts and are fully supportive of our position. We hope the matter will be resolved with the minimum of delay.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 24 2006

Time: 8:22PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC On This Day - September 30th (Tuesday September 30 2014)

LUFC On This Day - September 29th (Monday September 29 2014)

LUFC Could former club tempt Redfearn? (Sunday September 28 2014)

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Brentford (Sunday September 28 2014)

LUFC Milanic - I need time (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Brentford v Leeds United (Sunday September 28 2014)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 475
2. deslondon 279
3. King Billy 170
4. Tiny T 158
5. erni 148
6. bago 104
7. SimonTVW 65
8. leeds1975 53
9. Oyper 27
10. ultraleeds 18

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Blackburn 9 4 2 3 0 14
11. Reading 9 4 2 3 0 14
12. Brentford 9 4 2 3 -2 14
13. Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 -2 13
14. Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 3 12
15. Cardiff 9 3 3 3 0 12
16. Millwall 9 3 2 4 -1 11

Breaking League News

He Who Laughs……….
» Fulham : 30/09/2014 16:50:00
PREVIEW: Watford v Brentford
» Watford : 30/09/2014 16:37:00
Ipswich Irish Aim To Make It Five
» Ipswich : 30/09/2014 16:14:00
Team news: Leeds vs Reading
» Reading : 30/09/2014 15:32:00
Fulham Preview
» Bolton : 30/09/2014 15:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Reading?
Suggested By:  
Win 36%
Lose 43%
Draw 21%