UEFA and FIFA Suspend Russian Clubs and Russian National teams from world football

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UEFA and FIFA Suspended Russian Clubs and Russian National teams from world football, the decision was jointly taken in an emergency meeting on 28 of Monday, 2022.

UEFA and FIFA Suspend Russian Clubs and Russian National teams from world football
Vladimir Putin touching the World Cup 2018 trophy

Russia will be excluded from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

UEFA also went further by Cancelling the Gazprom sponsorship contract.

Russian teams won’t be allowed to partake in any UEFA or FIFA competitions until further notice.

UEFA also before the announcement disqualified Russian top team Spartak Moscow from the Europa League and German side RB Leipzig will automatically go through to the Europa League quarter-finals.

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 Soccer World governing body had earl stated in an announcement before the ban that Russia could continue to compete but wouldn’t be allowed to host any games and they wouldn’t be allowed to use their country flag in any competition nor play or recite their national anthem.

FIFA also demanded Russian football national team be referred to as the “Football Union of Russia”.

The Footballing community is displeased with Putin’s army invading Ukraine.

The President of Poland tweeted they won’t play Russia, Poland is meant to play Russia in a World Cup qualifier in March.

Poland will be given a bye in their semi-final and won’t play any opponent.

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