UEFA and FIFA Suspend Russian Clubs and Russian National teams from world football, the decision was jointly taken in an emergency meeting on 28 of Monday, 2022.
Russia will be excluded from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
UEFA also went further by Cancelling the Gazprom sponsorship contract.
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Russian teams wont be allowed to partake in any of 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.FIFA and UEFA
The Soccer world governing body had earl stated in an announcement before the ban that Russia could continue to compete but won’t be allowed to host any games and they won’t be allowed to use their country flag in any competition nor play or recite their national anthem.
FIFA also demanded Russia football national team to be referred to as “Football Union of Russia”.
The Footballing community is displeased with the 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 on March.
Poland will be given a bye in their semi-final and won’t play any opponent.
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