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UEFA adds to sanctions against Russia

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UEFA adds to sanctions against Russia

Amidst the continuation of the Russian war against Ukraine, UEFA, the European football body, has increased to their growing list of sanctions against Russia.

Russia’s bid to host the men’s Euro 2028 or Euro 2032 have now been ruled ineligible by UEFA, the European football governing body, adding to the growing sanctions against Russia for instigating war in Ukraine.

Citing article 16.02 of their bid regulations, which states “each bidder shall ensure that it does not act in a manner that could bring UEFA, any other bidder, the bidding procedure or European football into dispute,” UEFA barred Russia’s bid entries.

Adding to this, UEFA has also banned all Russian football clubs from participating in the 2022-23 season. This includes all under-21, futsal and youth teams.

These are not the only sanctions to be levied against Russia by the football body. In late February, when war first broke out, UEFA and FIFA suspended all Russian national teams from competing. This meant that the men’s team would not play their World Cup play-off matches, and the women’s team was banned from the summer’s Euro 2022 championship. The Championship League final, which was supposed to take place in St. Petersburg in late May, was also moved to Paris.

Another earlier action taken by UEFA was the termination of their sponsorship deal with Russian energy company Gazprom.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 13:58

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