Emiliano Sala’s case: CAS 2019/A/6594 Cardiff City Football Club Limited v. SASP Football Club de Nantes

Emiliano Sala’s case: CAS 2019/A/6594 Cardiff City Football Club Limited v. SASP Football Club de Nantes
CAS upheld and confirmed FIFA’s decision concerning the legal validity of the transfer agreement between Cardiff City FC (Cardiff) and Nantes FC (Nantes), given the unfortunate death of the transferred player Emiliano Raúl Sala (Player) before his first appearance for Cardiff. CAS also rejected the notion that FIFA is competent to have heard a ‘set-off claim’ by Cardiff, indirectly conferring liability for the Player’s death on Nantes FC. Therefore, Cardiff was ordered to pay EUR 6 million plus costs, representing the first deposit for the value of the transfer of the now demised Player.

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