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  Wales lose last Euro 2004 appeal
Updated 13 May 2004, 10.59
Wales fans will be at home this summer
Wales' attempts to take Russia's place in Euro 2004 have ended after their final appeal was turned down.

Wales lost to Russia in the play-off for the tournament, but one of the Russian players failed a drugs test.

The Welsh FA hoped that the failed test would be enough to get Russia thrown out but football bosses Uefa said no.

Wales then appealed again to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) - an independent organisation for all sports - but they agreed with Uefa's decision.

Russian player Egor Titov didn't play in the first leg but played for an hour in the second, which his side won 1-0 to reach the tournament.

Russia's Egor Titov failed a drugs test
Russia's Egor Titov failed a drugs test
Titov was banned from playing for 12 months, but Uefa doesn't punish teams if a player fails a test.

Wales were arguing that the team should be punished too but that has not happened so Russia are now free to take their place in the tournament.

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