The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its decision in the case involving the Brazilian football player Matuzalem, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Real Zaragoza SAD and FIFA following the decision of Matuzalem to terminate his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk. The CAS has determined that an amount of EUR 11'858'934 has to be paid by Matuzalem to Shakhtar Donetsk as compensation for unilateral breach of contract.

FIFA takes note of this decision of the CAS. In fact, the present decision of CAS shows that the compensation payable in a case of a unilateral breach of contract must be calculated in each case individually on the basis of the specific circumstances to the case concerned.