Four Russian clubs seize the Court of Arbitration for Sport after their exclusion from European competitions


“No Russian clubs will participate in the 2022-2023 UEFA club competition season. The sentence had fallen in early May, and it is difficult to pass in Russia. Four clubs thus announced on Friday that they had filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against this banishment from European competitions.

“Our club, along with three others from the Russian Premier League – Zenit Saint Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow and Sochi – appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne against UEFA’s decision taken on May 2, 2022 to ban Russian clubs from European competitions,” CSKA Moscow said in a statement.

The four clubs in question occupy the first four places in the championship, and would therefore be in a position to compete in a European Cup next season. They all « asked for their complaint to be examined urgently, » the statement said. Already assured of the title of champion of Russia, Zenit Saint-Petersburg would have benefited from a direct ticket for the group stage of the next C1 without this sanction.

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