FIFA And UEFA Ban Russian National Football Teams And Professional Clubs From Competition

PARIS, France – Russian national football teams and club teams have been suspended from competition until further notice by global football governing body FIFA and European football governing body UEFA.

‘Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine’, the joint statement said on Monday. ‘Both (FIFA and UEFA) 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’.

Shortly after this joint announcement, UEFA said it has ended its partnership with the Russian state – owned energy company, Gazprom, across all competitions, effective immeditately.

UEFA made the announcement on Monday, saying. ‘The decision convers all existing agreements including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA national team competitions and UEFA EURO 2024’.