FIFA, UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions

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Two of football’s top bodies announced tonight that Russian club teams in addition to the Russian national team have been suspended from all competitions.

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UEFA and FIFA announced they’ve indefinitely frozen the country’s ability to participate in all club and international competitions.

They announced, “Following the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures, FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA competitions until further notice.”

“These decisions were adopted today by the Bureau of the FIFA Council and the Executive Committee of UEFA, respectively the highest decision-making bodies of both institutions on such urgent matters.”

“Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine. Both 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.”

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