Russia’s four leading clubs have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a ban blocking them from European competition next season.

European football’s governing body UEFA this month extended to 2022/2023 its suspension of Russian teams from participating in the Champions League and all other European competitions imposed following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

In reply Moscow-based CSKA announced on Friday that together with Zenit St Petersburg, Dinamo and Sochi they had filed an appeal with CAS, sport’s highest court based in Switzerland.

Continue reading this article on Sports Desk.

Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.

Support Us