After getting the written verdict in recent days, Cardiff can appeal against FIFA's ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA says an appeal will stop the clock on Cardiff's 45-day deadline to pay until a binding verdict by CAS. That could take about one year.
Sala was killed when a single-engine aircraft carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff to complete his move crashed near the Channel Island of Guernsey late on Jan. 21. Hours earlier, FIFA says, it received an online document from the Welsh soccer federation to complete transferring the player's registration from France.
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