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UEFA bans Russia from Champions League and other competitions

In February, FIFA had indefinitely suspended Russian teams and club sides from all competitions. Then in March, The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal from Russia's football association (FUR) and kept the decision of FIFA in force.

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 3 May 2022 12:40 pm

The latest developments in the game of football have across as a stern one, with some serious implications for the Russian football players. UEFA has banned the Russian clubs to participate in the Women’s European Championship in July and the qualification round for next year’s World Cup.

This move came after a forceful invasion of Russia on the mainland of Ukraine earlier this year, and the former still making in-roads with their military might. European soccer’s governing body took to Twitter to inform the world about the decisions.

The caption of the posts read, “Russia will not participate in this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. Portugal, the opponent defeated by Russia in the qualifying play-offs, will now participate in Group C. Additionally, Russian teams will not participate in UEFA club competitions next season.”

In February, FIFA had indefinitely suspended Russian teams and club sides from all competitions. Then in March, The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal from Russia’s football association (FUR) and kept the decision of FIFA in force. Soon, in the month of April, FUR had withdrawn its appeal as well.

The Russian team was not a part of two league matches in the 2021-23 European Under 21 Championship, which comprised teams like Spain, Slovakia, Malta, Lithuania, and Northern Ireland. The concerned group will continue to be played with a total of 5 teams, with their suspension.

The detailed information is available on the UEFA website, which further added that the Russian team will not participate in the 2022/23 Men’s Under-17 and Men’s Under-19 Championships. The UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO 2022 will see Hungary replacing Russia with other teams like Portugal, Spain, and Ukraine.

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