Award No CAS 2022/A/8708
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Order on Request for Provisional Measures
Issued by the President of the Appeals Arbitration Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Appellant — Football Union of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
Represented by Messrs Yury Zaytsev, Alexandre Zen-Ruffinen, Ilya Chicherov and Yury Yakhno, Attorneys-at-Law with SILA International Lawyers, Neuchatel, Switzerland, and Moscow, Russian Federation

First Respondent — Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Zurich, Switzerland
Represented by Mr Miguel Liétard Fernández-Palacios, Director of Litigation

Second Respondent — Union of European Football Associations, Nyon, Switzerland
Represented by Mr Antonio Rigozzi and Ms Brianna Quinn, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Switzerland

Third Respondent — Polish Football Association, Warsaw, Poland
Represented by Mr Grzegorz Knap, LAS Legal, Warsaw, Poland

Fourth Respondent — Swedish Football Association, Solna, Sweden

Fifth Respondent — Czech Football Association, Prague, Czech Republic

Sixth Respondent — Football Association of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

Seventh Respondent — Malta Football Association, Ta’ Qali, Malta

This is a case between Football Union of Russia (“FUR”), the Appellant and Federation Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”) the Respondent regarding the suspension of FUR from FIFA competitions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “Russian military invasion”. As a result of the “military operations”, the Polish Football Association, Czech Football Association, and Swedish Football Association has issued a statement declaring that they will not be competing against the FUR team. The Bureau of the FIFA Council issued the following “Appealed Decision”:

All teams of the FUR or otherwise affiliated to the FUR are suspended from participating in FIFA competitions until further notice and until the situation improves sufficiently to allow teams of the FUR or otherwise affiliate to the FUR to be readmitted

FUR subsequently lodged an appeal with the CAS against FIFA with respect to the Appealed Decision where the President of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division ruled that FUR’s application for provisional measures is rejected and costs of the present Order determined in the final award or any other final disposition of this arbitration.

Summary

The Football Union of Russia (FUR) will be suspended from participating in FIFA competitions until further notice. There will also be no sports events organized in Russia or Belarus due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

 

Published on 28 April 2022 

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