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Cardiff told to pay Nantes $6.5M for Sala transfer — FIFA

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were both traveling from Nantes towards Cardiff on January 21 when their light aircraft crashed, two days after the transfer had been agreed, according to FIFA.The dispute between the two clubs centered around whether Sala was a Cardiff or a Nantes player at the time of the plane journey, and whether Cardiff would have to pay the transfer fee agreed by the clubs. The $6 million fee corresponds to the first installment that was due to be paid after the transfer had been agreed, said FIFA.Monday's ruling can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresIt was revealed in August that Sala and Ibbotson were both exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide inside the plane before the crash. Sala, who scored 42 goals for Nantes sRead More – Source