Shakhtar file £16m compo claim over Matuzalem

September 7, 2007
DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk have filed a compensation claim for €25 million (£16.8 million) to world soccer's governing body FIFA after Brazilian midfielder Matuzalem walked out on the club to join Spain's Real Zaragoza. The Ukrainians allege that Zaragoza colluded with Matuzalem to terminate his contract without permission after an official approach for the player was turned down. In July, Zaragoza said they had agreed a deal with Shakhtar after bidding €12 ...

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