Alex Kral —  the only Spartak football player who suspended the contract

The general director of the “red-white” Evgeny Melezhikov said that the club reserved the right to file a complaint at any time

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Alex Kral is the only Spartak player to suspend his contract

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Moscow football club Spartak always reserves the right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne against the decision of the International Football Federation (FIFA), allowing players to unilaterally terminate contracts with Russian clubs. About this “Match TV” declared general director of the “red-white” Evgeny Melezhikov.

“We have decided not to participate yet. Our right to file a claim always remains with us, we can always use it,” Melezhikov said.

Earlier, CAS registered appeals of eight Russian clubs against FIFA: Dynamo, CSKA, Zenit, Lokomotiv, Rostov, Rubin, Sochi and Krasnodar. The clubs demanded that all players be returned to Russia and compensated for missed periods.

Eight RPL clubs filed an appeal with CAS against FIFA’s decision on foreign players

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At the end of June, FIFA extended for a year the permission for legionnaires and foreign coaches to suspend contracts with Russian clubs until June 30, 2023.

In Spartak, Czech midfielder Alex Kral used the right to suspend the contract. The team also left the Swedish striker Jordan Larsson, but in his cases, the parties terminated the agreement by mutual agreement.

On July 15, the CAS rejected six appeals for suspensions from international competition under the auspices of FIFA and UEFA. Complaints were filed by the RFU and clubs that, following the results of last season, could play in European competitions: Dynamo, CSKA, Zenit and Sochi.

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