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    RUSSIAN FOOTBALL UNION HEAD SEES NO GROUND TO SATISFY WALES' APPEAL FOR A MATCH WITH RUSSIANS

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    MOSCOW, March 18, 2004. (RIA Novosti) - Vladimir Radionov, general secretary of the Russian Football Union, sees no ground for satisfying the appeal of the Wales Football Association for a Euro-2004 playoff with the Russians.

    He said in the RIA Novosti interview on Thursday that he sees "nothing that can make the UEFA, considering on Friday the Wales' another appeal, to change its initial decision and reject a FAW's demand to give the Wales national team a win because of the disqualification of Yegor Titov, halfback of the Russian national and Spartak." To Radionov, not more than three members of the UEFA appeals committee will be present at the sitting tomorrow. "There will be no authoritative and good, as the press writes, lawyers for Wales present at the sitting," he said.

    The UEFA appeals committee will sit in the morning of Friday, March 19, Radionov said. RFU president Vyacheslav Koloskov and the national team's physician Andrei Grishanov will be in the UEFA Nyon headquarters on Friday.

    The FAW sent the appeal after the UEFA disciplinary committee on February 3 rejected the Wales protest. It demanded giving the Russian national team a technical defeat in the Euro-2004 playoff, in which Yegor Titov unlawfully, in the Wales' opinion, participated. On January 21 Titov was disqualified for doping.

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