Russia banned from Euro 2024 qualifying draw

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Russia will not take part in the Euro 2024 qualifying draw, UEFA and the national football association confirmed on Tuesday.

The Russian national team and Russian clubs were banned from international competitions earlier this year by UEFA following the invasion of Ukraine.

“All Russian teams are currently suspended following the UEFA Executive Committee’s decision of February 28, 2022 which was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15, 2022,” European football’s governing body said in a statement. communicated.

“Russia is therefore not included in the draw for the 2022-24 UEFA European Football Championship qualifiers.”

Russia saw an appeal against the ban rejected by the CAS in July.

“The Union is currently awaiting the full text of the CAS decision, following the study of which a decision will be made on the next steps,” the Russian Football Union said.

Russia has also been banned from the upcoming World Cup in Qatar by FIFA.

The team had initially qualified for the European qualifying playoffs.

The Russian women’s team was also kicked out of this year’s Euros in England, and their place was taken by Portugal.

The 2024 European Championship will be hosted by Germany, with the qualifying draw scheduled for October 9 in Frankfurt.

The German interior minister also called for Belarus to be banned from the tournament due to the country’s support for Russia.

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