UEFA issues update surrounding suspension of Russian teams

UEFA decisions relating to the ongoing suspension of Russian teams.

UEFA has released a statement on its official Twitter stating the decisions taken by the Executive Committee regarding the participation of Russia in European football.

According to the statement, Russia will not compete in the Group stages of the Nations League and will be ranked fourth in their group by default. As a result, after the group stage, they will be demoted to the 16th and final position.

Russia will not compete in Group C of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 final event, which will take place in England from July 6 to July 31, and will be replaced by Portugal, the play-off opponent Russia defeated.

Due to their ban, Russia did not play the two matches scheduled in April in Group E in the European Qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Russia will not play in any of the remaining matches in this competition, and all of their previous results are null and void. As a result, Group E will remain as a five-team group.

In the 2022/23 season, no Russian clubs will be allowed to compete in any of the UEFA club tournaments. As a result, the respective access lists for the men’s and women’s club competitions have been rebalanced in compliance with the competition’s regulations principles.


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