Friday, December 8, 2023

A bold bet from Russia – it asks for 73 million compensation for the World Cup lost due to the war


In Russia, there are tough guys in international sports cabinets.

Russia’s volleyball federation VFV has filed a complaint with the International Court of Appeal for Sports, CAS, regarding the country’s defeat in the 2022 Men’s Volleyball World Cup. The Games were moved away from Russia in March 2022, a good week after Russia invaded Ukraine.

The VFV is seeking 73 million euros in compensation from the International Volleyball Federation FIVB for losing the game, VFV general secretary Aleksandr Jeremenko told news agency Tassi. Website Inside the Games gave this information on Wednesday.

– Yes, we have referred the matter to the CAS. Next, moderators are chosen. It’s a long process, Jeremenko told Tassi.

The VFV has already filed a lawsuit in a Swiss court over the matter. FIVB doesn’t take kindly to Russian demands.

We strongly oppose it. This is an ongoing matter, so we are not commenting any further at this time,” the FIVB told Inside the Games.

Last year’s men’s world championships were finally held in August–September in Poland and Slovenia. Italy won the championship.

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