Football: Top sports court upholds Fifa ban on Russia

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LAUSANNE (AFP) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday (March 18) refused to droop Fifa’s ban on Russia collaborating within the playoffs for the 2022 World Cup finals over the invasion of Ukraine.

CAS, sport’s high court, remains to be to rule on the authorized foundation of the ban, however a choice isn’t anticipated for a number of weeks at the very least.

“The challenged decision remains in force and all Russian teams and clubs continue to be suspended from participation in Fifa competitions. The CAS arbitration proceedings continue,” the court mentioned in a press release.

The Football Union of Russia had appealed towards the suspension, hoping to realize permission to permit Russia to face Poland in a World Cup playoff that was on account of have been performed on March 24.

FIFA nonetheless has already granted Poland a bye into the playoff closing.

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