Soccer-Cruz Azul to go to FIFA over striker’s River Plate move (Reuters)

MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Cruz Azul will seek FIFA intervention in their pay conflict with River Plate over the transfer of Colombia striker Teofilo Gutierrez, the Mexican club said. The Argentine side have yet to deposit an initial fee of $1.7 million for Gutierrez with Cruz Azul despite the Mexican club extending the payment deadline to 2 pm (1900 GMT) on Friday Aug. 16. “I’ve had no more contact with (River) and I know they haven’t deposited anything,” Cruz Azul’s sporting director Agustin Manzo told reporters. “There’s no more deadline and the case will go to FIFA … …

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