Russia’s declaration of war on Ukraine has caused a domino effect in the world that is beginning to show its earliest consequences. In the football section, the Ukrainian league has been suspended and the Champions League final is looking for a new venue to play.
The topic that concerns us today is related to the Russian women’s football team. UEFA has called an extraordinary meeting for today, Friday, in which it will decide whether the Russian national team is automatically disqualified from the European Championship to be played this summer in England.
Given the urgent situation that has arisen on the world scene, UEFA has decided to convene this extraordinary meeting to discuss various issues related to football in Russia and Ukraine, and it is very likely that, although the blame does not touch them closely, Russia will not be able to enjoy the European Championship this summer.
One of the options being considered is to compete with a neutral name, in the same way that happened with athletes born in Russia in the past Olympics.
UEFA said in a statement: “UEFA shares the international community’s grave concern about the security situation unfolding in Europe and strongly condemns the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine. As the governing body of European football, the UEFA works tirelessly to develop and promote football in accordance with common European values such as peace and respect for human rights, in the spirit of the Olympic Charter.”
So far that is all that is known, but at 90min we are working to offer you all the information about it as soon as possible.
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