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    WALES DISAPPOINTED WITH UEFA APPEALS COMMITTEE DECISION

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    GENEVA, MARCH 19 (RIA NOVOSTI) - A decision whether to appeal to the Lausanne Court of Arbitration for Sport against today's verdict of the UEFA appeals committee will not be taken earlier than in two weeks, secretary general of the Football Association of Wales David Collins told RIA Novosti after a session of the appeals committee in Nyon.

    During this time UEFA is going to notify the WFA of its decision in written form, he said. Until then, the WFA will not take any decisions.

    I'm very disappointed with the decision but it's too early to talk of an appeal to the court of arbitration, Collins confessed.

    In turn, president of the Russian Soccer Union Vyacheslav Koloskov is satisfied with the decision taken by the UEFA appeals committee.

    At the same time, he admires the efficient work of Welsh lawyers. "I admire Wales' very skillful, literate and foremost lawyers because they have concocted a case out of nothing," Koloskov said. "They even said that, if the Russian national team reached the European championship finals, it would be a disgrace for all European football." On Friday the European Union of Football Associations (UEFA) turned down the WFA appeal regarding the outcome of the Euro-2004 playoff against the Russian national team.

    The WFA demanded a technical defeat for the Russian team in the second playoff on November 19 last year, where the Russians won 1-0 because Yegor Titov participated. The UEFA had disqualified him on January 21, 2004 for failing a drug test.

    The UEFA appeals committee session lasted almost four hours.

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