1. A decision subject to appeal to the CAS is a unilateral act, sent to one or more recipients and is intended to produce legal effects. In this respect, a letter sent by FIFA to the parties clearly shows all formal and material characteristics of a “decision” even if it does not address the grounds on which the decision was passed. On a material level it states the outcome of the deliberations. The content of this letter thus represents a “unilateral act” which aims at affecting the legal situation of the addressees – or at least, in the present case and under the concrete circumstances of this case, could be interpreted as aiming at doing so. On a formal level the letter carries the heading “decision”, was passed by an organ of FIFA (the DRC) and was signed by the FIFA General Secretary. Furthermore, FIFA's letter contains legal instructions on how to appeal against it, thus bearing all the elements ascribed to a “decision”. The fact that the decision is not motivated can, as such, not affect it being a “decision”.