The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Tuesday that the Russian Football Federation had finally withdrawn its appeal against FIFA's decision to ban its selection from international competitions, thus accepting its exclusion from the 2022 World Cup. "The procedure will be closed shortly" , specifies the CAS in a press release, while Russian football suffered a first setback on March 18, when the sports jurisdiction refused to suspend the sanctions of Fifa pending a decision on the merits.

Sbornaïa, quarter-finalist of the 2018 World Cup organized in Russia, was therefore unable to participate in the play-offs at the end of March for the Qatari tournament (November 21-December 18), leaving Poland to win its ticket to Doha.

The procedure against UEFA maintained

The Russian Federation, on the other hand, maintains its procedure against UEFA, which has banned its clubs and selections from European competitions, while its women's team still hopes to participate in Euro-2022 this summer in England (July 6-31) .

“No procedural timetable has been established for the moment”, however warns the CAS.

In addition, the sports jurisdiction recorded a cascade of new procedures against the sanctions taken by the sports bodies after the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army.

The Russian skating, biathlon, rowing, rugby and gymnastics federations are thus contesting the exclusion of their athletes from international competitions, specifies the CAS.


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War in Ukraine: The CAS refuses to suspend the exclusion of Russia by Fifa

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