FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian national teams and clubs from all competitions “until further notice”

Written by on March 1, 2022


FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian national teams and clubs from all international soccer competitions “until further notice,” the organizations announced on Monday. The suspension, which comes after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, will likely leave the Russian team out of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA oversees soccer worldwide while UEFA, one of six continental organizations, governs the sport in Europe. The latter also announced it ended its partnership with Gazprom, a Russian majority state-owned energy company that is one of UEFA’s main sponsors.

“The decision is effective immediately and covers all existing agreements including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA national team competitions and UEFA EURO 2024,” UEFA said.

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