Russian Clubs and National Teams Suspended From FIFA and UEFA Competitions

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It has been confirmed that Russian clubs and the national team have been suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions. It has also been confirmed that UEFA have ended their sponsorship deal with Gasprom.

This comes as a result of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. As things stand, this means that Russia will miss the Qatar World Cup, and teams such as Spartak Moscow will no longer be allowed to compete in the Europa League, Champions League and Europa Conference League. Spartak had been due to face RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Europa League, but they have now been disqualified.

Russia had been due to face Poland in a World Cup play-off, but this fixture will no longer take place. In addition to this, the Russian Women’s side will also miss out on a place at the Euros this year.

Russian Clubs and National Team Suspended From FIFA and UEFA Competitions

Statement From UEFA and FIFA

UEFA and FIFA released a joint statement, which read:

Fifa and Uefa have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both Fifa and Uefa competitions until further notice.

“These decisions were adopted today by the Bureau of the Fifa Council and the Executive Committee of Uefa, respectively the highest decision-making bodies of both institutions on such urgent matters.Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine. Both Presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.”

The decision follows the removal of the Champions League final in Russia, with the conclusion of the competition now set to take place at Stade de France in Paris.

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