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28.02.22 | Football

FIFA and UEFA kick out Russia from ALL football competitions


Zurich, 28 February 2022, dtt-net.com - The world and European football organizations today decided to kick out Russian national team and club clubs from all competitions organized by the two organizations temporarily, amid Russia’s military assault on Ukraine.

“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,” they said in a press statement today.

 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,” they wrote.

28.02.22 | Football