Jaka Čuber Potočnik in Lausanne: The final act of a high-profile dispute has begun in Switzerland, but the final decision will have to wait
The two-day trial of young Slovenian footballer Jaka Čuber Potočnik, his German club Köln, as well as the leading men of Olimpija, will be heard today at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. Each will defend their side of the truth (the young footballer is expected to do so today with his defenders), each will hope and cross his fingers that the CAS judges will take his arguments into account. Jaka Čuber Potočnik wants to “get rid” of a four-month ban for allegedly irregularly terminating his contract with Olimpija.
Cologne opposes the ban on registering new players during the two transfer periods, while Olimpija will insist on Germans having to pay more than €2 million in damages . But who is really right? And who will go home the happiest?
Although all parties involved will be heard on Tuesday and Wednesday (including some witnesses from all parties involved), the CAS will not give its final verdict for some time. Well-informed sources say that the latter will probably have to wait until December. Until then, any sanctions imposed, which were signed off by the International Football Federation (FIFA) a few months ago, are temporarily on ice.
As an interesting fact, Olimpija’s management will have to go to CAS again in October, and the Ljubljana club is also “arguing” with Croatian expert Dino Skender, who will try to prove that the Dragons fired him unjustifiably and that they owe him the full amount of his contract due to the unilateral termination of their cooperation.
This text was automatically translated using AI.