Lausanne — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has awarded
"moral damages" of around $60,000 to a football player whose contract
was suspended while he was treated for cancer.
FIFPro, the global players' union, says the ruling in favor
of Sebastian Ariosa of Uruguay is "a great result."
The court said Paraguayan club Olimpia caused Ariosa
"angst and insecurity" when it suspended his five-year contract in
2013 while he underwent chemotherapy in Uruguay.
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CAS awarded Ariosa seven percent of the total contract value
as "moral damages."
Ariosa also got sporting compensation of around $90,000 from
Both Ariosa and Olimpia appealed to CAS after FIFA ruled
last year that his contract should be paid in full.
FIFPro says 30-year-old Ariosa has recovered and is playing
for Defensor Sporting in Uruguay.For
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