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Santos pushing for six month ban for Neymar

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Brazilian side Santos are willing to do everything in their power to have FIFA ban Neymar for six months for an alleged breach of contract.

Brazilian daily O Globo are reporting Santos have pushed the case since new figures emerged in relation to the forward's move from them to Barcelona in 2013. They also believe because of the breach they are owed €55 million Euros in compensation.

They feel Neymar has betrayed them which is why they have presented what they believe to be a solid case against him, they believe the deal breached article 17(3) and 17(5) of FIFA's transfer regulations which refers to the cancellation of contracts.

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This article covers the financial compensation a club should receive as well as the punishment if a player is found guilty which can range from 4-6 months. 

Neymar has always denied the allegations against him and claimed he only left Santos after himself and the club reached an agreement for the cancellation of the contract.

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As evidence, he has used a letter from the former Santos President Luis Alvaro de Oliveira which he says authorised the negotiations with Barcelona back in 2011.

It will now be decided by a FIFA panel if there is reasonable evidence and a legitimate reason to ban Neymar from footballing activities for a period up to six months, they will also decide if Santos are owed any sort of compensation.

For now there has not been a date set for when the ruling will be decided but Santos have been keen to get his sorted quickly and will continue to push FIFA until a ruling has been made and even then themselves or Neymar can appeal.

With everything currently going on inside FIFA I imagine this will be at the bottom of their to do a list so we could be waiting a while for any kind of answer.

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