Russian teams to remain banned from UEFA competitions as Vladimir Putin's war rages on
Russian football teams are expected to remain banned from European competitions as the war on Ukraine continues.
UEFA expelled the 2018 World Cup hosts last February when Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to launch a brutal invasion of Ukraine. UEFA stripped St Petersburg of the hosting rights for the 2022 Champions League final, while the Russian national team was also banned from qualifying for the mens World Cup and the womens European Championship.
Nearly one year since the invasion began, Russia has also been stripped off their hosting rights for the UEFA Super Cup - the early season final between the Champions League winners and the Europa League winners - that was scheduled to be held in Kazan this August. However, despite meetings between UEFAs executive committee and Russian Football Union leaders, they are still expected to remain expelled from UEFA and FIFA competitions.
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