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Berlin – In their dispute about releasing pros Rafinha and Gojko Kacar to the Olympic Games, football Bundesliga clubs FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC have filed action against the Brazilian and Serbian associations with the world association Fifa. They are called upon to cease to deploy the players at the Olympic tournament and to return the players from Beijing to their employers as expeditiously as possible.


“If Fifa just sits back like before, or if it grants the associations a period of more than two days, the clubs will again go to the International Sports Court CAS”, said lawyer Theo Paeffgen who represents both clubs.


The clubs had tied Rafinha’s and Kacar’s continued stay in China to the conditions that the associations would contract insurance for the pros, and that they would pay release fees. So far, however, neither Brazil nor Serbia showed any reaction to the clubs’ demands.


Trouble is looming at Hamburg SV, too. Due to staffing problems, Vincent Kompany has been called back. Pursuant to an agreement between the Belgian association and Kompany, HSV may call him back after two matches in China. Kompany, however, still wants to participate in Group C’s preliminary match against New Zealand. In case he does not return, HSV threatens to take legal action.


[sid August 8, 2008]


The Fußball-Bundesliga clubs FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. and Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA are being advised in their disputes with the Brazilian Football Federation and the Serbian Football Association and represented at FIFA-Players' Status Committee as well as Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by Paeffgen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Theo Paeffgen, Rechtsanwalt and Solicitor, led the team, supported by Rechtsanwalt Christian Eustermann.

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