Mark Bresciano says he will fight the four-month ban handed down to him by FIFA.
The Australian midfielder has been sanctioned for his transfer from Al Nasr to Al-Gharafa which occurred in August 2012.
"It's not an illegal transfer, there was nothing done illegally," Bresciano told reporters after playing for the Socceroos in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Costa Rica.
"I was surprised when it came out. I think there is a good chance we will fight it.
"I'm getting the best legal advice so I think in the next couple of days we'll make a decision."
He added: "I have to wait until I get back to my club. I have been told not to say much because it's a legal matter.
"I'm just weighing up my options and we have to see what we can do."
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