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, comes after FIFA received a major backlash worldwide for deciding to let Russia continue with their World Cup qualifying campaign.
“Following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures, 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,” read a joint statement from FIFA And UEFA.
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