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Russian football federation appeals against FIFA, UEFA bans

Russian teams were expelled from competition on February 28 'until further notice' following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk Lausanne Updated on: March 09, 2022 11:10 IST
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The Russian football federation appealed on Tuesday to have its FIFA and UEFA bans frozen and other punishments overturned. Russian teams were expelled from competition on Februrary 28 “until further notice” following the country's invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA and UEFA did not specify their legal reasons. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it hoped to decide on the appeals in the coming days.

Russia's men's national team was scheduled to play Poland on March 24 in a World Cup qualifying playoff. Poland have refused to play Russia in the match.

The winner of that match would have played the winner of the game between Sweden and the Czech Republic in the next round but they also have refused to play against the Russians.

CAS said the Russian appeals against FIFA and UEFA also involve the Polish, Swedish, and Czech soccer federations, plus several other national federations in Europe.

(Reported by AP)

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