The banned Russia can play as a “neutral” team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar … but they are still allowed to wear a red jersey with the country’s name on the jersey even though the CAS ban has been respected
- Russia was banned from participating in major sporting events last December
- The four-year sanctions also prohibited them from hosting international events
- RUSADA appealed the decision and the case was referred to CAS in November
- The court of arbitration for sport has now confirmed the ban in a landmark ruling
Russia will be allowed to play as a “neutral” team with a red jersey and the name of the country on the jerseys at the next World Cup – although it is forbidden.
On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cut Russia’s ban on all major sporting events for doping offenses from four to two years. Anti-doping critics described this verdict as “nonsensical” and “devastating”.
The ban continues to prevent the country from participating in the newly arranged Tokyo Summer Olympics, the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar under its own name, flag and anthem.
The Russian soccer team will be allowed to play as a “neutral” team at the 2022 World Cup
The Sports Arbitration Tribunal has upheld Russia’s ban on all international sport
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