Russia request to suspend FIFA ban for World Cup play-offs rejected

Russia reached the quarter-finals of their home World Cup in 2018 before being beaten by Croatia on penalties FIFA suspended Russian national teams from all competitions in February following the invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s request to suspend their ban from competing in the World Cup play-offs has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[…]

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Officially.. FIFA postpones the confrontation of Ukraine and Scotland and excludes Russia from the World Cup supplement

 The International Football Association “FIFA” decided to postpone the confrontation of the Ukrainian national team against its Scottish counterpart in the qualifying play-off for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, to the international agenda during the month of June, instead of March 24, due to the Russian military operation in Ukrainian territory. FIFA issued an[…]

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Ukraine’s Paralympic delegation raises its fist at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, denouncing the war

   The Ukrainian Paralympic team participating in the Paralympic Games, hosted by Beijing in the 2022 Winter Games, raised its fist high in a sign of defiance and steadfastness in the face of Russian attacks. This scene came during an impressive appearance at the opening ceremony, yesterday, Friday, in Beijing, while the shooting continues between[…]

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Premier League condemns the Russian war and announces its support for the Ukrainian people in all matches

 The official English Premier League website issued a statement condemning the Russian war on Ukraine and declaring full support for the Ukrainian people. “The Premier League and our clubs wholeheartedly reject Russia’s actions and will show their support for the people of Ukraine in all matches this weekend,” the official website said in a statement.[…]

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Everton supports Ukraine and terminates contracts of Russian companies immediately.. official statement

 English club Everton announced today, Wednesday, the immediate termination of its contracts with all Russian commercial partnerships, rejecting Russia’s war on Ukraine. The English club Everton published an official statement on its official website and account on Twitter in which it confirmed its support for the State of Ukraine and the team player Vitaly Mikolenko,[…]

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The European Club Association suspends the membership of 7 Russian clubs due to the war on Ukraine

 The European Club Association decided to suspend the membership of the seven Russian clubs with immediate effect, in light of the political events in Ukraine during the current period, in the first parallel reaction to the decisions of the International and European Federations regarding the war. In its meeting held today at Tottenham Hotspur, the[…]

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Athletics joins sports authorities in banning athletes from Russia and Belarus

 Athletics has joined sports authorities in banning the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes, according to urgent news broadcast by Sky News a short time ago. Earlier, the Russian army continued its advance on Ukrainian territory, towards the capital, Kyiv, for the sixth day in a row, after it managed, on Tuesday, to control the[…]

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The first two deaths among Ukrainian players due to the Russian war were announced

 The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), announced today, Tuesday, that the first two deaths among Ukrainian football players, due to the war waged by Russia since last Thursday, were recorded. FIFPro issued an official statement, saying: “Our thoughts are with the families, friends and fellow young Ukrainian footballers Vitaly Sapelo (21 years old) and[…]

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Behind the scenes of the players and their families fleeing Ukraine after the Russian invasion.. Photos

 Trapped in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, international footballers have managed to get out of the country after reaching the border with their families, after UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin personally intervened. The players, including stars from Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk, had taken refuge in a hotel in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv after Russia attacked the[…]

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UEFA terminates its contract with Russia’s Gazprom in all European Championships

 The European Football Association “UEFA” announced, on Monday evening, the formal termination of its partnership with the Russian company Gazprom, against the background of the Russian war against Ukraine. UEFA issued a statement on its official website saying, “The European Football Association (UEFA) decided today to terminate its partnership with Gazprom in all competitions.” The[…]

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