The Football Union of Russia, says it will appeal against its ban from international games at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
This comes as a result of FIFA and UEFA’s suspension of Russian clubs and national team from all competitions “until further notice” following Russia’s invasion into Ukraine.
The union says it plans to file a single lawsuit against football’s world and European governing bodies, with a demand for the suspension to called off.
Russia’s main aim is for its national team to play their men’s World Cup play-off matches next month.
The union says “If Fifa and Uefa refuse such a procedure” they would require a “suspension of Fifa and Uefa decisions.”
The union “believes that Fifa and Uefa did not have a legal basis when deciding on the removal of Russian teams”.
“The Russian Football Union was also not given the right to present its position, which violated the fundamental right to defence,” the statement continued.
“In addition, when making decisions, Fifa and Uefa did not take into account other possible options for action, except for the complete exclusion of participants from the competition from Russia.”
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