Russia lose appeal to freeze FIFA ban on its football teams

Paying Social Media Jobs
Social sharing

Russia’s request to freeze a FIFA ban on its football teams was denied on Friday, ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifying playoff game.

FIFA confirmed the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the Russian football federation’s bid for an urgent interim ruling to freeze the ban pending a full appeal, which could come within weeks.

The CAS decision means Russia will not be able to play Poland in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

This latest ruling follows a similar CAS refusal on Tuesday to freeze UEFA’s ban on Russian national and club teams in European football.

Russian athletes have been banned from competing in multiple sports because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Belarusian athletes have also been banned because of their country’s relationship with Russia.

The Russian football federation could still see the FIFA ban overturned before another round of international games in early June. A Russian victory at CAS could then force this month’s playoffs to be replayed.

Ukraine is also competing in the World Cup playoffs, but FIFA postponed Thursday’s game against Scotland until June. Ukraine or Scotland will advance to face either Wales or Austria — who play in Cardiff next week — for a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Source

Leave your comment on this post
READ ALSO  Transfer news: Barcelona get £239m offer for Coutinho release to PSG
About 9News Nigeria 10895 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source. For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more. For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: info@9newsng.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/9NewsNG | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs