The Russian national team will not participate in the draw for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, which will be held on October 9 in Frankfurt.the Russian Federation wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
The reason for this is the European Football Association’s decision in February to suspend the participation of Russian national teams and clubs in federation competitions. de facto Until further noticeshe adds.
Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24, UEFA, UEFA and FIFA jointly announced the suspension of Russian national teams and clubs from all of their competitions.
until a further notice.
This sanction was applied from the European Women’s Championship, at the beginning of the summer in England, where Portugal replaced the Russian selection, and the upcoming Men’s World Cup in Qatar (November 20 – December 18).
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in July rejected the appeal of the Russian Football Association, which contested this suspension.
And the European Football Association (UEFA), whose executive committee is meeting on the Croatian island of Hvar, confirmed the exclusion of Russia from the qualifiers for the upcoming European Nations Cup.
All Russian teams are currently suspended following a decision of the UEFA Executive Committee on February 28, 2022, which was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on July 15, 2022.UEFA states in a press release.
Therefore, Russia was not included in the European Football Championship qualification draw.
Euro 2024 will be held in Germany, which has also asked UEFA to exclude Belarus due to its support for Russia.