World Cup 2022: Russian Football Federation withdraws appeal against FIFA ban

Russia hosted the previous FIFA World Cup in 2018.

The Russian Football Federation has withdrawn an appeal to suspend the World Cup, which was introduced after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia qualified to face Poland in the play-off semi-finals, but instead the Poles were given a bye to face Sweden.

However, Russia will continue to fight bans on other sporting events.

These include UEFA’s ban on Russian teams from participating in European club competitions, such as the expulsion of Spartak Moscow from the Europa League.

UEFA also banned the Russian women’s team from participating in Euro 2022 in England this summer as a number of countries refused to compete against Russian rivals.

The 2022 Champions League final, which was originally scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg on May 28, has also been moved to Paris.

Russia has also filed appeals to lift the ban on participation in international competitions in gymnastics, rugby, rowing and figure skating.

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