Compensation talks between Camacho, CFA break down

Beijing, July 5 (IANS) Sacked Chinese national team coach Jose Antonio Camacho's compensation talks with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have broken down, his lawyer said Friday.

A statement by Javier Ferrero, who represented Camacho in the talks with the CFA, said that "the CFA failed to fulfil the contract and despite our efforts to find a solution, we still could not reach an agreement", reports Xinhua.

"So we feel deep regret over the situation and according to relevant articles in the contract, we will seek assistance from FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)," added the statement.

The CFA spokesman was unavailable for comment.

According to the statement from Ferrero, the CFA informed Camacho June 21 of its decision to terminate his duty as the head coach but also promised that CFA would fulfil the stipulations in the contract.

Camacho was dismissed following a 1-5 defeat at home to a second-string Thailand side, a humiliating result that sparked waves of criticism and ridicule from Chinese fans.

The former Spain and Real Madrid coach was reported to have signed a 4.3 million euro-a-year contract. Under Camacho's helm, China won only seven out of 20 games, losing 11.


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