The Court of Arbitration for Sport “CAS” on Friday rejected the appeals of the Russian Football Association against the decision of the European Union on the game “UEFA” and the international “FIFA” to exclude Russian teams and clubs from tournaments.
The appeals of the clubs CSKA (Moscow), Dynamo (Moscow), Zenit (Petersburg) and Sochi, which were supposed to participate in the European Championships in the new season 2022-2023, were also rejected.
Last February, the International and European Federations decided to ban all Russian teams (at the level of clubs and national teams) from participating in all competitions of the two federations against the backdrop of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
And in March last year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the request of the Russian Football Association to freeze the decision of FIFA, which did not allow Russia to participate in the playoffs of the European qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
On May 2, UEFA suspended Russia’s participation in all competitions of the 2022/23 season.
Thus, the Russian men’s team will not be able to participate in the European Nations League, the Russian women’s team will not go to the European Championship in England, and Russian clubs will not play in the Champions League, the Europa League and the European Conference League.