UEFA to rule on Wales appeal next week | World Soccer

UEFA will meet next week to consider an appeal by Wales over their Euro 2004 playoff defeat following the admission that Russian midfielder Yegor Titov’s failed a drugs test.

Titov has been suspended from all matches for a year after testing positive for the banned stimulant bromantan following the goalless first leg of the playoff between the two countries in November. The 27-year-old was an unused substitute in Moscow but played in the second leg in Cardiff, which Russia won 1-0.

Wales have asked UEFA to overturn the result and hand them a retroactive 3-0 win that could give them a place at the EURO 2004 finals in Portugal in June.

“UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body will meet on 3 February to deal with an appeal by the Football Association of Wales against its UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying playoff defeat by Russia, following the positive doping test by Russia’s Yegor Titov,” UEFA said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

The player’s club Spartak Moscow are to appeal against the ban.

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