FIFA and UEFA have suspended the Russian teams from international competitions until further notice due to the country invasion of Ukraine.
The move makes it likely that Russia will be excluded from this year’s World Cup and the women’s Euro 2020 tournament.
“FIFA and Uefa have today decided together that all Russians will teams national representative teams or club teams is suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice, “they said in a declaration.
“Football is completely united here and in full solidarity with all the people wanted in Ukraine, “they noted.
Russia was to host Poland in a World Cup qualifying playoff on March 24 and if them remain suspended in that moment, they would be out of the World Cup and unable to do so progress to the finals in Qatar in November.
The Polish FA had said it will refuse play against the Russian team and the Czech Republic and Sweden, who I’m on the same playoff “path,” to have also ruled out facing Russia.
The only one way Russia could still feature in the playoffs it would be sudden improvement in the situation in Ukraine leading to a lift of the suspension.
“Both presidents (of the football bodies) hopefully the situation in Ukraine will improve in meaningfully and quickly in so that football power again be a carrier for unit e pace between people”said UEFA.
The organization said one more decision would be made in a second moment about the impact on the women is Euro 2022 tournament in England in July that has Russia qualified for.
Uefa also has ended its sponsorship with Russian energy giant Gazprom.
The decision it means that Spartak Moscow will not play their Europa League match against RB Leipzig and so did the German club will advance to quarter-the final.
Before on On Monday, the executive of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). board recommended international sports federations prohibit Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from competing in events.
FIFA had been criticized on Sunday after a statement that Russia could continue play matches though in neutral venues and only under the name of “Football Union of Russia.”
Although FIFA had warned that the country could be excluded competitions if the situation in Ukraine has not improved, the statement was widely criticized with the Polish FA said the position was “totally unacceptable”.
The English Football Association then said they would not do it play against Russia, A view which was claimed up from a number of European federations.
Russia hosted the last world Cup in 2018 with the final held in Moscow in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.