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UFA tightens sanctions against Russian football

Russia has been suspended from the European Football Championship this summer. The UEFA has now announced that Russian clubs will also be suspended from UEFA matches next season. Russia’s offer to host EC 2028 or EC 2032 is not valid, UEfa said.

In connection with Russia’s occupation of Ukraine in February, Russian clubs and national teams of FIFA and UIFA were suspended “until further notice”. Uefa announced on Monday that Portugal, who lost to Russia in the playoffs, will replace them at the European Championships 2022 in July. Russia’s women’s national team will no longer play in the European qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup, while the men’s team will be eliminated from the 2022-23 Nations League. They will automatically finish fourth in Group B of League B, which means they will be eliminated at the end of the group stage.

There are no Russian teams in the Champions League

The ban, introduced for clubs, means that there will be no Russian teams in the men’s or women’s Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League for the 2022-23 season. In March, Uefa confirmed Russia’s interest in hosting Euro 2028. The United Kingdom, Ireland and Turkey have also announced their intention to host 2028. Russia also announced its interest in the 2032 edition.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson He described Russia’s interest in hosting Euro 2028 and 2032 as “beyond satire” and “unthinkable”. Mentioned in it BBC.

Banned from the European Championship

The UEFA stated that the auction was not justified under Section 16.02 of the Bidding Rules, which stated that “every bidder must ensure that UEFA does not act in a manner that is detrimental to the bidding process or to its reputation.” European football. ”

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The UEFA’s latest ban bans Russia from the 2021-23 European Championships, youth and futsal tournaments.

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