FIFA and UEFA suspends Russia from all forms of football until further notice

Both FIFA and UEFA took the decision to suspend Russia from participating in any international football until further notice.

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Both FIFA and UEFA suspended Russian clubs and national football teams from all forms of football until further notice. The news came in after the country's invasion of Ukraine.

All the teams from Russia will be barred from participating in all tournaments regulated by FIFA and UEFA. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council and the Executive Committee of UEFA in a mutual agreement to form a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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 statement by UEFA said.

Before that, the Poland football association also had informed that they will not take any part against Poland in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers fixture. Now, with FIFA barring Russia from international football means Russia might not be able to take part in Qatar World Cup.

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LA Galaxy fans holding banners in support to stop the war in Ukraine. Image - Reuters

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Along with Poland, both the Czech Republic and Sweden also had taken a decision to not play against Russia before that.

Earlier, UEFA also cancelled a long-term sponsorship deal from Russian gas company Gazprom.

Now the only way for Russia to take part in any football competition is an exponential improvement in the Russia-Ukraine situation. Before FIFA and UEFA, International Olympic Committee had requested every sporting body to suspend Russia. "The IOC Executive Board recommends that International Sports Federations and sports event organisers not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions", IOC in a statement said.

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UEFA also said that the decision of Russia to participate in women's Euro 2022 in England will be taken later. Russia has already qualified for the Women's Euro 2022.

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