By Zafir Kamdar
They will be banned “until further notice,” according to the international and European football regulatory organizations.
The Russian men’s squad will not compete in the World Cup playoffs next month, while the Russian women’s team has been barred from competing in the Euro 2022 competition this summer.
Spartak Moscow has also been eliminated from the Europa League, while RB Leipzig, their last-16 opponents, has advanced to the quarter-finals.
Uefa’s partnership with Russian energy company Gazprom has also come to an end.
In a joint statement, Fifa and Uefa declared, “Football is entirely united here and in full sympathy with all those impacted in Ukraine.”
“Both presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will considerably and quickly improve, allowing football to once again serve as a vehicle for unity and goodwill with the people.”