Russian clubs and teams are barred from participating in any FIFA and UEFA competitions.

Jeremy Caroll

Russia has been barred from competing in the 2022 World Cup, and its teams have been barred from all international football events “until further notice,” according to a joint statement issued by FIFA and UEFA on Monday.

Russia has been kicked out of the World Cup after being barred from participating in any international competition “until further notice,” FIFA and UEFA announced in a joint statement on Monday, while European football’s governing body has also ended its partnership with Russian energy giant Gazprom.

The men’s squad was scheduled to compete in qualifying play-offs for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, while the women’s team has qualified for the European Championship in England in July.

The announcement also has an impact for Russian clubs competing in European championships.

“FIFA and UEFA have today agreed jointly that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA and UEFA tournaments until further notice,” said the joint statement from the world and European football governing organisations.

“Football is entirely unified here and stands in complete sympathy with all those impacted in Ukraine,” the statement said.

“Both presidents (Gianni Infantino and Aleksander Ceferin) hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve dramatically and quickly, so that football may once again serve as a vehicle for people’s togetherness and peace.”

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