The Russian Football Federation (RFU) has appealed against FIFA and UEFA’s bans on their football teams.
“RFU will demand the restoration of all Russian men’s and women’s national teams in all types of football in the tournaments they participated in (including the qualifying round for the World Cup in Qatar), as well as compensation for injury,” RFU said last week.
“To ensure the possibility of Russian teams participating in the upcoming scheduled matches, RFU will insist on an expedited procedure to deal with the matter.”
The Sports Arbitration Court said that a decision on the appeal may come within the next few days.
Russia’s men’s national team had a planned World Cup qualifier against Poland on March 24. Poland has refused to play.
Polish, Swedish and Czech football federations and federations from other nations will participate in the appeal process.
A large number of sports organizations have taken measures to ban or restrict the participation of Russian athletes.