Lis Pendency: CAS 2018/A/5**1 & 5**2 Club X v. Player Y & FIFA/ Player Y v. Club X

Lis Pendency: CAS 2018/A/5**1 & 5**2 Club X v. Player Y & FIFA/ Player Y v. Club X

In football matters, the "private enforcement mechanism" of FIFA is most likely more efficient than the possible enforcement of a foreign court decision in the Player's current country of residence through its domestic courts.

Facts/Procedure

On 11 July 2015, the Player and the Club entered into an employment Contract, valid from July 2015 until July 2017.

After the Player was issued all relevant documentation in order for him to start playing for the team, the Club deregistered the Player in September 2015. After that, the Player’s legal representative started communications with the Club. As the Player did not obtain any answer, he decided, after a warning the Club one last time, to return to his homeland.

However, the Club finally answered the Player, claiming that the Player was expected to train with them and therefore, legal procedures would be taken against him. On 31 March 2016, the Club filed a claim against the Player...

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