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Fifa verdict: Cardiff City must pay part of the transfer fee for dead professional Sala


Emiliano Sala was on his way to his new club Cardiff City when he died in a plane crash. The Welsh refused to pay the transfer fee for Sala. Wrong, says Fifa.

In the case of the killed in a plane crash Argentine football professional Emiliano Sala the English second division club Cardiff City must pay the French first division club FC Nantes six million euro transfer fee. This was decided by the Players' Status Committee of the World Federation Fifa on Monday. Cardiff had previously refused to pay the originally agreed transfer fee of 17 million euros - Nantes had then filed a complaint in February.

The 28-year-old Sala had died on January 21 when a private plane crashed over the English Channel. He was on his way to his new club in Cardiff, who had signed the Argentine two days earlier from Nantes.

According to the British investigation authority AAIB was a carbon monoxide poisoning cause of the crash of the machine in the Sala sat and the lost to date pilot David Ibbotson.

When discussing the dispute, the Players' Status Committee never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation, Fifa said. Both clubs can appeal to the International Court of Justice Cas appeal against the verdict.

Source: spiegel

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