FIFA and UEFA decide to suspend the Russian national team and clubs until further notice

FIFA and UEFA decide to suspend the Russian national team and clubs until further notice
FIFA and UEFA decide to suspend the Russian national team and clubs until further notice


The International Football Association "FIFA" and the European Football Association "UEFA" in a joint statement today, Monday, announced the suspension of the Russian national team and clubs from all competitions until further notice due to the Russian attack on Ukraine.


Football is in full solidarity with those affected in Ukraine. The presidents of the two federations wish that the situation in Ukraine will improve dramatically and quickly and that football will be a driving force for unity and peace again  the statement read.


In a statement to UEFA, the two federations (FIFA and UEFA) decided to suspend the Russian national football team and Russian clubs from participating in their competitions until further notice.


In addition, UEFA has terminated the partnership with Russia's Gazprom in all competitions, Reuters reported.


In later news, the  Spartak Moscow  team, which is the only representative of Russia in European competitions, was excluded from the European League, so that the German Leipzig team qualified for the quarter-finals instead.


With this decision, the Russian team will not be able to play the qualifying play-off matches for the 2022 World Cup against Poland, knowing that it was to host the first leg on March 24, and the women’s team will also not be able to participate in the European Cup in England next July, according to France. Press.


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