Challenging a FIFA Decision: CAS 2017/A/5297 Club Estudiantes de Mérida v. FIFA

Challenging a FIFA Decision: CAS 2017/A/5297 Club Estudiantes de Mérida v. FIFA

By failing to formally challenge a FIFA DRC decision while having been in the position to do so, a club forfeits its right to invoke any due process violations in the proceedings before the FIFA DRC.

Facts/Procedure

On 25 June 2013, the Club and the Player concluded an employment Contract (the “Employment Contract”) for a period of one sporting season.

On 16 December 2013, the Player filed a claim against the Club before the National Dispute Resolution Chamber (NDRC) of the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF). By means of this claim, the Player requested to be awarded overdue salary. On 8 June 2015, the FVF informed the Player that it appeared the Club had paid him the full outstanding monies....

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