Fifa and Uefa suspend all Russian clubs and national teams

Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from all competitions by FIFA and UEFA following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

International and European football associations said they would be suspended “until further notice”.

That means the Russian men’s team will not play their World Cup play-off games next month and the women’s team has been excluded from this summer’s European Championship 2022.

Spartak Moscow has also been kicked out of the Europa League and their opponents in the round of 16, RB Leipzig, are moving into the quarter-finals.

Uefa has also ended its sponsorship with Russian energy giant Gazprom.

“Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine,” Fifa and Uefa said in a joint statement.

“Both presidents hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.”