Sports lawyer Anna Antseliovich said that it makes sense for Russian football clubs suspended from participation in European competitions to fight for their rights in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.
“It makes sense for our football clubs to fight. Whenever you are dissatisfied with a decision, you should appeal it. We must try to convey our point of view to the arbitrators, ”Anceliovich quotes RIA News.
She also added that the decisions of many international sports federations are based on subjective approaches. Anceliovich stressed that these decisions often violate the spirit of the constitution and generally accepted principles.
“Each case is individual, otherwise they would just be stamped as a blueprint. Previous decisions, depending on how they were worded. If they coincide with the individual circumstance of the case, they will be precedents. Still, CAS is guided by precedents, although they officially say that they are not mandatory for them, ”the lawyer explained.
CSKA Moscow and Dynamo, as well as Zenit St. Petersburg and Sochi, filed an appeal with CAS against UEFA’s decision to remove Russian clubs from European competition.
Recall that UEFA excluded the Russian team from the upcoming Nations League, and also decided not to allow Russian clubs to participate in European competition next season. In addition, the youth team has been suspended from participating in Euro 2023 among football players under 21 years old, and the women’s national team will not be able to play in the final part of the European championship in 2022 and in the qualification of the 2023 World Cup.
Earlier, the head coach of Ferencváros Stanislav Cherchesov spoke about the removal of Russian clubs from European competition for the 2022/23 season.