FIFA suspends Russia until further notice
With political tension in Eastern Europe boiling over, the decision has been made to ban athletes and officials from organised competitions
FIFA has taken the decision to suspend Russia from all international football until further notice.
That call has been made on the back of an invasion of neighbouring Ukraine
The International Olympic Committee, which has already banned the ROC
has recommended that Russian athletes be prevented from participating in any organised international competitions
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After holding lengthy discussions with UEFA – European football’s governing body – FIFA announced on Monday that the Russia national team would be banned from competition with immediate effect
It had already been declared that games involving Russian and Ukrainian sides would be held at neutral venues for the foreseeable future
source : goal.com
While the Champions League final has been moved from Saint Petersburg to Paris, but sanctions have now gone a step further.
A number of other nations, including Sweden and France, have spoken out against the ongoing involvement of a Russian side in any global competition.
The suspension imposed by FIFA covers all of Russia’s national teams – with their women’s team supposed to take part in UEFA’s Euro 2022 event this summer which will be staged in England.