Sports court upholds soccer bans on Russian teams

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia stays barred from worldwide soccer competitions together with the Champions League after the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport rejected appeals by the nationwide soccer federation and 4 golf equipment.

CAS upheld choices by UEFA and FIFA, which excluded Russian nationwide groups and golf equipment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia was already excluded from males’s World Cup qualifying and the ladies’s European Championship and its golf equipment now will not characteristic in competitions just like the Champions League in 2022-23.

FIFA was initially criticized for not punishing the nation sufficient after they invaded Ukraine, the New York Occasions reported.

Russia wasn’t instantly expelled by the governing physique of soccer from World Cup qualifying. FIFA initially was going to permit them to play with out its flag and anthem earlier than they reversed course amid the backlash.

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