CAS upholds UEFA ban on Russian football teams

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday denied the request filed by the Football Union of Russia (FUR) to stay the execution of the UEFA Executive Committee's decision to suspend all Russian teams and clubs from its competitions until further notice.

Consequently, the Challenged decision remains in force and all Russian teams and clubs continue to be suspended from participation in UEFA competitions. Russia is still looking to overturn the FIFA ban that would allow them to take part in World Cup qualifying playoff matches scheduled for the end of this month.

The CAS decisions on the FUR's requests to stay the execution of the FIFA decisions for the duration of the CAS proceedings are likely to be issued at the end of this week, the statement by the CAS said.