|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Cardiff City|
2019 08 14 Retrieve
[Emiliano Sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide while on board the plane which crashed into the English Channel in January] Toxicology tests on the blood of the passenger showed a carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) saturation level of 58 per cent. COHb is the combination product of carbon monoxide (CO) with haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein molecule contained in red blood cells. A COHb level of 50% or above in an otherwise healthy individual is generally considered to be potentially fatal. In this type of aircraft, the cockpit is not separated from the cabin and it is considered likely that the pilot would also have been affected to some extent by exposure to CO
2019 08 14b Retrieve
[An unnamed 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area was taken into custody but later released and remains under investigation for potentially having a role in the passing of the Argentine striker and Ibbotson. Detective Inspector Simon Huxter said at the time of the arrest] We have carried out a wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances of the death of Mr Sala and continue to work with partner agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority. As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our enquiries we have today arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act. He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation
2019 08 14c Retrieve
[Cardiff City are concerned by the results of the latest report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) into the death of footballer Emiliano Sala] CCFC is concerned at the AAIB’s latest report which once again highlights that the aircraft used for Emiliano Sala was not appropriate. We continue to believe that those who were instrumental in arranging its usage are held to account for this tragedy.
2019 08 14d Retrieve
[The Air Accidents Investigation Branch, meanwhile, has responded to calls from Emiliano Sala’s family to recover the plane’s wreckage] The reasons for our decision not to recover the aircraft wreckage have been explained in detail to both families concerned. In February our underwater search operation successfully located the wreckage, recovered the passenger’s body and captured substantial video evidence from the scene using a remotely operated vehicle. It was not possible at the time to recover the wreckage. We have carefully considered the feasibility and merits of returning to attempt to recover the wreckage. In this case, we consider that it will not add significantly to the investigation and we will identify the correct safety issues through other means. In making our decision, we took into account the high cost of underwater recovery, the evidence we collected in February and the risk that, after a violent impact with the sea, the wreckage would not yield definitive evidence
2019 09 30 Retrieve
[Cardiff City have been told by the FIFA Players’ Status Committee to pay Nantes €6 million for the late Emiliano Sala] In a meeting held on 25 September 2019, the FIFA Players’ Status Committee established that Cardiff City FC must pay FC Nantes the sum of EUR 6,000,000, corresponding to the first instalment due in accordance with the transfer agreement concluded between the parties on 19 January 2019 for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes to Cardiff City FC.
The FIFA Players’ Status Committee, which never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake, refrained from imposing procedural costs on the parties.
The findings of the decision were notified to the parties concerned today. Within a deadline of ten days, Cardiff City FC and FC Nantes can request a copy of the grounds of the decision, which can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne
2019 10 02 Retrieve
[Cardiff City are to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the FIFA Players’ Status Committee ruled they must pay Nantes €6 million for the late Emiliano Sala] Cardiff City FC is extremely disappointed at the decision of the Players’ Status Committee to award against the club. It would appear the committee has reached its conclusion on a narrow aspect of the overall dispute, without considering the full documentation presented by Cardiff City FC to FIFA.
Nevertheless there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering it null and void. We shall be appealing to CAS in order to seek a decision which considers all of the relevant contractual information and provides clarity on the full legal situation between our two clubs. This is a complex matter, which includes ongoing civil and criminal considerations both in the UK and abroad, which will likely have an impact on the validity of the transfer. It is therefore vital that a comprehensive judgement is reached following a full assessment and review of the facts
2019 10 02b Retrieve
[Cardiff to launch appeal against FIFA’s Emiliano Sala verdict to CAS. The Championship club claim the verdict was reached] The Championship club claim the verdict was reached
2019 11 04 Retrieve
[Cardiff City have been threatened with a three-window transfer ban by FIFA if they fail to pay the first instalment of the fee owed to Nantes for the late Emiliano Sala] A ban from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the maximum duration of three entire and consecutive registration periods shall become effective
2020 01 29 Retrieve
[Cardiff City has submitted several documents to French prosecutors regarding Emiliano Sala to help with the decision on whether Nantes will face criminal proceedings for the death of their former player] Cardiff City Football Club has been clear throughout the past 12 months that a full investigation of the facts leading up to the tragedy is required. Not only to fully understand what led to the downing of the Piper PA-46 Malibu plane, but to answer the wider questions that have been highlighted in this case, specifically related to the use of illegal flights in the football industry and the role of intermediaries in player transfers.
As a result of our investigation we believe there is sufficient evidence of wrongdoing that necessitates investigation by the French authorities of those responsible for the arrangement of the transfer on behalf of FC Nantes and for arranging the doomed flight. We have therefore passed over information to the Parquet de Nantes to assist their efforts. We remain committed to establishing the full facts and adhering to any final decision on our financial liability in the transfer
2020 01 29b Retrieve
[Nantes, who have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the death of Emiliano Sala, wore a tribute jersey to their former player during Sunday’s league match against Bordeuax] Because he dreamed of wearing the jersey of the Argentina national team, the players of Nantes will give up their traditional yellow and green jersey for a blue and white kit. This jersey, from which the entire sales profits will be allocated to the two Argentinian training clubs of Emiliano, is a way of paying homage to him