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Russia Banned From Euro 2024 Qualifying Draw


Russia’s football federation and UEFA announced on Tuesday that the nation would not participate in the qualification draw for Euro 2024.

Following the invasion of Ukraine, UEFA earlier this year banned the Russian national team and Russian clubs from participating in international events.

The governing body of European football declared in a statement that “all Russian teams are now banned after the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee on February 28 2022 which has further been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15 2022.”

“Russia is so excluded from the UEFA European Football Championship qualification draw for 2022–24.”

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The CAS dismissed Russia’s appeal against the embargo in July. However, the Russian Football Union stated: “The Union is presently awaiting for the entire text of the CAS judgement, after the review of which a decision will be taken on subsequent measures.”

FIFA has decided to exclude Russia from the 2018 World Cup in Qatar. Initially, the squad had earned a spot in the European qualification play-offs.

In addition, Portugal took the Russian women’s team position in this year’s Euro in England. Germany will host the 2024 European Championship, and the qualification draw is scheduled for October 9 in Frankfurt.

Due to Belarus’ support for Russia, Germany’s interior minister has also requested that Belarus be barred from the competition.


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