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Towards the opening of the Euroleague Final Four: The regular guest who will not be attending the party Israel today


The war in Ukraine and the sanctions on Russia, caused one of the teams most identified with the factory - CSKA Moscow - to be left out • How rare is that? Simply because it has taken part in the tournament 17 of the last 18 times • But the really big problem? • Avi Segal on the future of the luxury club, and also on the present

The highlight of European basketball is a party that an important guest did not attend.

It is true that the Final Four in Belgrade, which starts the next day (Thursday), will be inhabited by four European powers and is supposed to serve us the highest quality, but we must not forget who it will be and under what circumstances.

For over a decade and a half there has been a group, with which the event begins - and then the other three join.

CSKA Moscow is the top scorer in the Euroleague Final Four. She has not always won (four trophies), but has almost always been there. She has played in the tournament 17 of the last 18 times. 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the expulsion of the Russians took out the team most identified with the tournament.

With all due respect to Kazan and St. Petersburg who played in the Euroleague this season, CSKA's dismissal is the big event. This is not just a senior team, but one of the founders of the factory in fact.

CSKA Moscow. One of the founders of the factory will not take part next season either?

The big problem will be towards next season.

The Russians are not in the direction of a return, while CSKA, as mentioned, is an armored team in the Euroleague. There is a difficult legal and regulatory tangle here. There will be a complication here and that will be the big story of the summer.

CSKA has already officially announced to the plant's management that it intends to participate in the Euroleague next season. It is currently unclear how the issue will be resolved and speculation is already rife that if it plays - it will not host Russia. In the factory next season.

And what has the Russian team been doing since the expulsion three months ago to this day?

Concentrated in the VTB League in the reassembly after the abandonment of quite a few foreigners (not all, Claiborne and Milotinov remained) and besides condensing the squad in local players is the signing foreigners who probably did not dream of wearing the Russian Empire uniform as Caspar Weir and Jonas will struggle at the end of his career.

Will Claiborne.

Stayed in CSKA despite everything, Photo: From Twitter

These days she is replacing the glittering event in Belgrade in the VTB League playoffs, where she is in the final series where she meets Zenit and Petersburg.

Given how things went until the disqualification, it could theoretically also be a game in the Euroleague Final Four.

In Peter - the most beautiful!


25 May at 19:30 and 27 May at 20:00 at the Peter "SIBUR Arena" will be the third and final match of the final series ЦСКА - «Zenit».

We display all of the blue-and-white bolsheviks that support the command of hostile sectors.

- CSKA Moscow (@cskabasket) May 16, 2022

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Source: israelhayom

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