Uefa bans Russia from women's Euros and World Cup

Uefa also ruled Russia's bid to host the men's Euros in 2028 and 2032 ineligible



Children dressed in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine are pictured on the pitch before the match between Wolfsburg and Barcelona. (Reuters)
Children dressed in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine are pictured on the pitch before the match between Wolfsburg and Barcelona. (Reuters)

By Reuters

Published: Mon 2 May 2022, 11:53 PM

Uefa has banned Russia from the Women’s European Championship in July and from participating in qualifying for next year’s World Cup following the country’s conflict Ukraine, European soccer’s governing body said on Monday.

Portugal will replace Russia for the July 6-31 tournament in England, joining Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland in Group C.

Uefa also ruled Russia’s bid to host the men’s Euros in 2028 and 2032 ineligible and said the team will not participate in the 2022-23 Nations League.

Additionally, Russian clubs will not compete in Uefa’s Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League next season.

Uefa and world governing body Fifa suspended Russian clubs and national teams from their competitions after the conflict Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”.

In March, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal from Russia’s football association (FUR) to freeze Fifa’s suspension, effectively ending its hopes of competing at the men’s World Cup in Qatar.

The FUR last month withdrew its appeal.


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