Four Russian Premier League clubs, together with champions Zenit St Petersburg, stated on Friday (May 13) that they had filed an appeal in opposition to UEFA’s decision to bar Russian clubs from European competition subsequent season.
UEFA, the governing physique of European soccer, determined Russia would haven’t any affiliated groups collaborating in its membership competitions within the 2022-23 season due to Moscow’s navy marketing campaign in Ukraine.
“Zenit Football Club are supported in this action by FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Sochi and PFC CSKA Moscow in appealing against the decision of UEFA, and respectfully request this appeal to CAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport) be dealt with expeditiously,” Zenit stated in an announcement.
The Lausanne-based court docket didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The UEFA decision additionally prompted Nike to terminate its equipment sponsorship with Spartak Moscow.
Russia despatched tens of 1000’s of troops into Ukraine on Feb 24 in what it referred to as a particular operation designed to degrade its neighbour’s navy capabilities and root out individuals it referred to as harmful nationalists.
The West has imposed sanctions on Russia and supplied Ukraine with navy assist in response.
Source : channelnewsasia.com