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The Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) upholds FIFA ban on Russian football teams

Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) upheld the decision of FIFA to ban Russian teams and clubs from participating in further competitions

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The Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) has upheld the decision of FIFA to ban Russian Football team and clubs from participating in further FIFA or UEFA competitions. In turn, rejecting Russia's request to lift the ban imposed on them by FIFA.

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Accordingly, 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. A Panel of arbitrators is currently being constituted and the parties are exchanging written submissions. No hearing has been fixed yet," Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) in a statement said.

Russia is due to play Poland in a World Cup qualifier later this month, with the winner of the tie playing either Sweden or the Czech Republic for a place at the finals in Qatar.

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On February 28, following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures, FIFA and UEFA decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice.

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