Kas court announces the continued ban on Russia from participating in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

BERLIN: The International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) today announced the rejection of the Russian Federation’s request to suspend its decision to ban it from participating in qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Russian Federation had tried to freeze the decision of the International Federation (FIFA) until the final decision of the Court of Cass on the appeal presented by the Russian Federation against the suspension imposed by FIFA, in the light of the crisis of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Kass court stated: “The contested decision is still valid, and therefore the participation of national teams and gods continues club Russians in FIFA competitions. “The Russian national team was expected to host its Polish counterpart on March 24 in the European qualifying round for the World Cup, with the winner qualifying for a decisive match that qualifies him for the finals, on March 29 against the winner of Sweden and the Czech Republic. FIFA declared the Polish national team the winner after having imposed a ban on Russia. The associations of Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic had announced before the announcement of FIFA’s decision that they had refused to play their teams against the Russian national team. A few days ago the court of Kass rejected the appeal of the Russian Federation against the suspension of the participation of its teams and clubs in European Union (UEFA) competitions and the German Leipzig won the winner of the match in program against Spartak Moscow in the round of 16 of the European League. The arbitration proceeding will continue, but the date of the hearing has not yet been set and the Court of Cass has declared that the parties involved are exchanging written memories. It should be noted that Russian and Belarusian athletes were banned from participating in various sports due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Dpa)