SANTIAGO: The Chilean Football Federation (CFF) revived its hopes of participating in the 1990 World Cup when it paid 2 46,000 dollar fines to the International Football Federation (FIFA), CFF President Miguel Nasur said,
Nasur told a news conference his federation had sent a telex to Fifa and expected the international federation to lift an international suspension on Chile and its clubs as soon as it received the payment.
Chile was suspended indefinitely from all international competitions for both its national and club sides after failing 10 pay compensation to a Mexican club when it agreed transfer deal did not go through.
The player involved was Ivo Bassay. He ‘was transferred from Chilean Club Everton to Atlas de Guadalajara of Mexico.
‘The CFF then gave permission for him to move instead to french second division club Rheims. Atlas claimed compensation and their claim were supported by Fifa.
Everton paid only part of the 72,000 dollars compensation demanded.
Chile are due to dispute a place in the world cup finals with Brazil and Venezuela when the South American qualifying program begins in August next year.
Article extracted from this publication >> November 18, 1988