Russia suspended from all Fifa and Uefa competitions until further notice

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Fifa and Uefa have acted in unison to suspend Russian teams from international football competition on Monday as global sport closed the door on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

The most powerful bodies in football joined the International Olympic Committee in acting after days of growing protest. The suspension means Russia will not be able to face Poland in a World Cup play-off semi-final next month, while its women’s team will also be barred from this summer’s European Championship in England and its remaining club side in European competition, Spartak Moscow, will no longer compete in the Europa League.

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Written by Paul MacInnes and agencies
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/28/fifa-and-uefa-suspend-russian-clubs-and-teams-from-world-cup-and-all-competitions under the title “Russia suspended from all Fifa and Uefa competitions until further notice”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.