UEFA’s tough decision with Russian clubs in the Champions League for an invasion of Ukraine
The Russian clubs It was announced this Monday that they will not be playing in European tournaments in 2022-2023, including the lucrative Champions League. UEFAWho decided to change Russia This summer (July 6-31) in the UK for the Euro Euro-2022 by Portugal.
“No Russian club will compete in the 2022-2023 season. UEFAPrevious rounds, including the Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League, begin in July. UEFA In a lengthy statement he presents a list of actions taken against him Russia Following the invasion Ukraine.
These strong measures further remove Russian football from the international arena, having already been excluded by FIFA from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December at the end of February. The Russian men’s team, which reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, had qualifying options.
The decision, taken this Monday, snatched away a direct ticket to the group stage of the next Champions League in Zenit St. Petersburg, where Russia will be declared champions in 2022.
UEFA points out that Russia will not be part of the 16 teams participating in the Euro Cup, replacing Portugal, who were beaten by the Russians in a qualifying round match.