LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport has set a two-day hearing for soccer club Cardiff’s appeal against paying Nantes for the transfer of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash before playing for the team.
The court said on Tuesday the case will be heard on March 3-4. A verdict is likely to take several months.
Cardiff is challenging a FIFA ruling in November 2019 that it must pay Nantes a 6 million euros ($7 million) first instalment for Sala.
Cardiff was an English Premier League club in January 2019 when it agreed to pay a club record fee for the 28-year-old Sala.