Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Ukraine have been receiving supports from all corners since Russia launched its invasion of the country in February

In addition to been barred from competing in this summer’s women’s Euro 2022,  Russian clubs will also be banned from Uefa competitions next season, says Europe’s football governing body. As the continental governing body considers their bid to host the men’s Euro 2028 or Euro 2032 ineligible.

These sanctions came as a result of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine.

Russian clubs and national teams were suspended by Fifa and Uefa in February until further notice.

Uefa announced on Monday that Portugal – who lost to Russia in the play-offs will replace them at Euro 2022, which comes up in July.

Russia’s women’s national team will also no longer compete in European qualification for the 2023 World Cup, while the men’s side is barred from the 2022-23 Nations League.

They will automatically be ranked fourth in group two of League B, meaning they will be relegated at the end of the group phase.

Uefa’s latest sanctions also ban Russia from the 2021-23 European Under-21 Championship, as well as youth and futsal competitions.

Uefa said the bid was ineligible in accordance with article 16.02 of the Bid Regulations, which states that “each bidder shall ensure that it does not act in a manner that could bring Uefa, any other bidder, the bidding procedure or European football into disrepute”.

The ban imposed on clubs means there will be no Russian teams in the men’s and women’s Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League during the 2022-23 campaign.

Adapted from BBC

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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