The FIFA Statute Commission Commissioner decided that the Welsh Cardiff must pay the French Nantes 6 million euros corresponding to the first term of the transfer of the Argentine player Emiliano Sala , who died at the end of January in a plane crash in the English Channel .
FIFA confirmed its decision on the case on Monday, after Nantes denounced Cardiff for refusing to pay the amount of the Argentine player's transfer, which amounted to 15 million pounds (18 million euros) , according to the agreement reached between both clubs on January 19.
In a statement, FIFA noted that the Statute Commission "has not failed to take into account the unique and specific circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute raised" and has refrained from imposing on the parties the Costs of the procedure The decision made public and notified on Monday to the parties can be appealed to the Court of Sports Arbitration (TAS).
Nantes denounced FIFA the decision of the Cardiff not to pay the agreed payment for the transfer of Sala, whose signing became the most expensive in the history of the Welsh club, since the French club claimed that the incorporation was not yet effective . Emiliano Sala, 28, died last January as a result of injuries to his head and trunk in the plane crash that took him from Nantes to Cardiff on the 21st of that month, after his transfer, when the aircraft disappeared while flying over the English Channel.
After two weeks of searching, the plane was found 67 meters below sea level and it found a body that turned out to be that of Sala, as confirmed by Dorset police (United Kingdom) on February 7 after submitting it to the relevant forensic evidence.
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