LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 19 (Reuters) - Real Madrid
have appealed to the the Court of Arbitration for Sport
(CAS) to overturn FIFA's decision ordering the Spanish
giants to pay Inter Milan a final 10 million euros
settlement over the transfer of Ronaldo, CAS said on
In November, world soccer's governing body FIFA told
Real that the extra payment should be made to Inter on
top of the 35 million euros fee after Real's Santiago
Solari refused to move as part of the deal.
The original transfer agreement had included
Argentine Solari in part-exchange, prompting Inter to
make a formal complaint to FIFA claiming they were
entitled to additional money for the Brazilian
CAS said Real had requested the annulment of FIFA's
decision four days ago. The appeal process would take up
to four months and the result would remain confidential.
Ronaldo, 27, who joined Real on a four-year deal in
2002, signed a two-year contract extension earlier this
month, saying he expects to see out his playing career
at the club.