Swiss club FC Sion and the Egyptian player Essam El Hadary have lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber in the 'El Hadary' case.

The parties were notified of this decision on 29 May 2009.

Moreover, the club and the player have requested that the sporting sanctions imposed on them be suspended.

In its provisional ruling of 7 July 2009, CAS granted the suspension, which is standard practice in cases of this kind and complies with CAS jurisprudence.