THE club Russians sue FIFA before the International Court of Arbitration for Sport

Lausanne: i club Russians decided to sue in International Football Association (FIFA) judgment before the highest sports court next month for emergency rules that allow players to terminate their contracts with club Russians since the military invasion of Ukraine last February. The International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has set the examination of the appeal filed by eight on November 21 club Russians, including Russian championship champion Zenit St. Petersburg, against FIFA. The International Football Association (FIFA) first applied the rules of the fixed-term contract last March, and then renewed them in June, allowing players and coaches to leave in loan to join club from other countries. Also club Russians were excluded from European competitions in this season, but the national championship remains in force. Zenit CEO Alexander Medvedev said in June that these regulations amounted to theft and did not compensate club for the departure of their players. Under current FIFA regulations, contracted players and coaches in Russia and Ukraine can leave theirs club until the end of the season in June. (Dpa)