Cardiff to appeal to Cas after order to pay Emiliano Sala transfer fee

• Fifa ruled Cardiff must pay Nantes for striker
• Sala was killed in plane crash in January

Cardiff City will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Fifa’s ruling that they must pay Nantes the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, the 28-year-old Argentinian player tragically killed in a plane two days after Cardiff announced his signing on 19 January.

On Monday Fifa’s players’ status committee, which determines disputes relating to international transfers, found against Cardiff, ordering the club to pay the overdue first €6m instalment of the €17m total payable over three years, which was agreed with the French Ligue 1 club.

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