Russian national soccer team, club sides banned from Euro competitions
In the latest round of sanctions, Russia's national soccer team and the country's club sides have been banned from participating in the Champions League and all other European competitions in 2022-23 seasons.
On Monday, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said that Russia's national soccer team along with the country's club sides have been banned from European competition next season.
The Switzerland-based governing body of European football said that Russia's bid to host the Euro 2028 or the Euro 2032 tournaments have also been declared ineligible.
UEFA said that its decision to rule Russia out as a host followed its regulations that each bidder should "not act in a manner that could bring UEFA, the UEFA final or UEFA final phase, any other bidder the bidding procedure or European football into disrepute."
Russia's national teams and clubs have already been suspended by the UEFA and world soccer governing body FIFA from international football until further notice due to the country's military operation in Ukraine.