Ukraine War: FIFA, UEFA suspend Russian clubs, national teams from all competitions

World football governing body, FIFA and its European affiliate, UEFA have ruled 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.

The decision follows the initial decisions adopted by the FIFA Council and the UEFA Executive Committee, which envisaged the adoption of additional measures.

“These decisions were adopted, Monday, 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,” a joint statement read.

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