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​Cardiff ordered to pay €6m to Nantes for Sala

Cardiff are being ordered to pay €6 million to Nantes for Emiliano Sala.

The circumstances surrounding the Sala transfer have not gone away after his tragic death in a plane crash.

Cardiff refused to pay Nantes the owed fee, which resulted in the French club taking them to court.

FIFA Players' Status Committee has now ordered the six million payment for the deceased Sala.

A statement read: "In a meeting held on 25 September 2019, the FIFA Players' Status Committee established that Cardiff City FC must pay FC Nantes the sum of EUR 6,000,000, corresponding to the first instalment due in accordance with the transfer agreement concluded between the parties on 19 January 2019 for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes to Cardiff City FC.

"The FIFA Players' Status Committee, which never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake, refrained from imposing procedural costs on the parties.

"The findings of the decision were notified to the parties concerned today. Within a deadline of ten days, Cardiff City FC and FC Nantes can request a copy of the grounds of the decision, which can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne."


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