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 League confirmed the provision of an aid and support package to Ukrainian clubs.

The International Football Association “FIFA”, announced on Monday evening, the official suspension of the participation of the Russian national team and Russian clubs from the FIFA competition, as well as the European Union for the game “UEFA”, against the background of the Russian wars against Ukraine. 

FIFA issued an official statement saying, “Following the preliminary decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which provided for additional measures, FIFA and UEFA today jointly decided that all Russian teams, whether national teams or clubs, will be suspended from participating in the tournament. Both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice. 

The statement added that these decisions were agreed upon by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, explaining, “Football is united and fully in solidarity with all affected in Ukraine. We hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and quickly so that football will once again become a driving force.” For unity and peace among people. 

Consequently, following these decisions, the Russian national team will be excluded from participating in the deciding phase of the 2022 World Cup.


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