Russia on Monday banned its voleyball clubs from going to Turkey in the men's Champions League in volleyball due to 'security' reasons.
According to the Russian state news agency, TASS the Secretary-General of the Russian volleyball Federation (IEF) Alexander Yaremenko and his committee held talks with the European volleyball Confederation (CEV) in which the Russian side cited safety concerns as the reason behind their decision.
"In their statement, the CEV [European Volleyball Confederation] told our federation that the two clubs' Russian opponents will not play in Turkey," Turkish Volleyball Federation President Özkan Mutlugil said. "The procedure says the Turkish teams should win by the decision of the referee by 3-0."It is not yet certain whether the matches will be postponed or that Russia will default.