Russia is also banned from Euro qualifiers
Paris, September 21, 2022 (BASS) : Russia will not be able to participate in the draw for the qualifying round of the Euro 2024 championship, said UEFA and the Russian Football Federation, the highest organization of European football.
The Russian national team and Russian clubs were banned from all football activities following the military invasion of Ukraine earlier in the year. According to a statement from UEFA, “according to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee on February 28, Russian teams are banned from any kind of football activities.” On July 15, the Supreme Court of Sports (CAS) also upheld the same decision. It is also being informed that Russia will not be able to participate in the draw for the European Football Championship 2024.
Russia appealed the CAS ban in July. The Russian Football Union said in this regard, “The Union is currently awaiting the full verdict of CAS’ decision.” It is being observed more.’
Russia has also been banned from the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Russia qualified for the play-offs of the European qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.
Not only the men’s team, Russia could not participate in the women’s Euro Championship held in England this year. Portugal was included in their place.
The 2024 European Championship will be held in Germany. The draw for the qualifying round of this tournament will be held on October 9 in Frankfurt.
Meanwhile, Germany has demanded that Belarus be banned from the Euro for supporting Russia in the Ukraine war.