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Russia lodges appeal against Fifa and Uefa bans

The Russian Football Union (RFU) has appealed to The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the suspension of Russian national teams and clubs from all Fifa and Uefa competitions over the invasion of Ukraine.

CAS confirmed on Tuesday that RFU lodged an appeal and stated that they have initiated two separate arbitration procedures targeting Fifa and Uefa respectively, as well as 15 national federations which have refused to play against the Russians.

Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from all competitions “until further notice” by Fifa and Uefa last Monday.

“The RFU will demand the restoration of all men’s and women’s national teams of Russia in all types of football in the tournaments in which they took part (including in the qualifying round of the World Cup in Qatar), as well as compensation for damage,” said the RFU.

“In order to ensure the possibility of the participation of Russian teams in the next scheduled matches, the RFU will insist on an expedited procedure for considering the case.”

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