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Cardiff City to meet Welsh FA over unpaid cash

Wales line up for their friendly with Scotland
Wales line up against Scotland in the first international at the Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City will meet the Welsh FA to discuss money owed from November's friendly match between Wales and Scotland at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Football Association of Wales sources says although they have had a receipt for money owed, they have not been paid from the cash-strapped club.

Cardiff they will meet FAW chiefs on Tuesday to work out the exact sum owed.

A Cardiff City spokesman said: "We are surprised to hear that there is concern over money owed to the Welsh FA."

Wales' 3-0 friendly win over Scotland on 14 November was the first international match at the new £50m Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff City have since suffered severe financial trouble and have been hauled in front of the High Court twice facing winding up orders.

Cardiff City
The club had to bear the cost of items including stewarding, policing and ticketing. The club also take a percentage of gate receipts

Cardiff City statement

The Bluebirds had their last order in February adjourned until 10 March over an unpaid debt to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Cardiff had been in discussions over a reported £2.7m tax bill and HMRC agreed to an adjournment following a £1m payment towards the outstanding debt.

Now the Welsh FA have revealed the Championship club have another unpaid bill.

But the two organisations will meet on Tuesday so the outstanding money owed from November's friendly - which attracted a crowd of 13,844 - can be worked out, given the club had to bear certain costs.

"A meeting has been arranged for Tuesday to work out the exact amount owing, this is known as a reconciliation process," read Cardiff's statement.

"The club had to bear the cost of items including stewarding, policing and ticketing. The club also take a percentage of gate receipts.

"The amount due to the FAW will be arrived at on Tuesday. Once that figure is settled, the FAW will be paid the amount owing.

The Welsh FA have revealed the national team will break from recent tradition and not play all of their 2012 European Championship qualifying games at the Millennium Stadium.

And Cardiff hope to attract a top qualifier to their 26,500-capacity home, but will have to pay their outstanding FAW debt first.

Cardiff's statement added: "Cardiff City were pleased and proud to host the Wales v Scotland international and we look forward to co-operating with the FAW in future."

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