Friday, September 30, 2022

UEFA Bans Russia From Participating In Euro 2024 Over Ukraine Invasion

Russia will not be allowed to participate in Euro 2024 as a result of its continuing exclusion from international sport owing to the crisis in Ukraine.

Since Vladimir Putin’s military began its invasion of Ukraine in February, the nation has been banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions and is no longer eligible to qualify for the event organized by the two bodies.

Russia’s appeal against the ban was denied by the Court of Arbitration for Sport back in July.

Russia will not be participating in the qualifying draw, which is set to take place on October 9 in Frankfurt, a statement from UEFA on Tuesday said, adding that Germany, the host country, will automatically qualify for the competition.

According to a UEFA statement, all Russian teams are currently suspended as a result of a decision made by the organization’s executive committee on February 28, 2022, which was later upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15, 2022.

“Russia is therefore not included in the UEFA European Football Championship 2022-24 qualifying draw.”

Belarus, who supported Russia during its invasion of Ukraine, will, however, be a part of the qualifying draw at this time, according to UEFA.

This season, all Russian teams are prohibited from competing in the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League by UEFA. This ban extends to the Russian national team as well.

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