The Russian Football Federation (FUR) took legal action on Tuesday against the suspension of the Russian team from all international competitions decided last week by FIFA and UEFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced.
While waiting for the sports jurisdiction to resolve the dispute, the FUR asked it to suspend the implementation of this decision, namely to allow Russia in particular to compete in the 2022 World Cup play-offs at the 2022 World Cup at the end of March.
For now, the Lausanne-based court will open “two separate procedures”, targeting FIFA and UEFA each by associating some fifteen national federations that have publicly refused to face Russia, he explained in a communication.
CAS should communicate “in the coming days” more details about the schedule and modalities of this appeal, as well as the possible effects of the suspension.
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