The Russian Football Union had taken its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
UEFA’s ban on Russian teams has been upheld © Jakub Porzycki / NurPhoto via Getty Images
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has failed in its bid to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a UEFA ban on teams from competing in top competitions including the Champions League and Nations League.
The governing body for European football suspended the Russian national side and club teams in a ruling four days after the attack on Ukraine began on February 24.
In a joint statement with world counterpart FIFA, which also suspended Russian teams, UEFA said it wanted the conflict to ease “significantly and rapidly” and called for football to act as “a vector for unity and peace amongst people.”
The RFU’s appeal was dismissed by a CAS interim judgement on Tuesday, pending a full appeal hearing within weeks.